Project Description


  • firminy le corbusier
  • firminy le corbusier

Languages available: EN ES FR

Customizable tour: Yes

Recommended group size per guide: 25

Duration: 4 hours

DESCRIPTION – Lyon: Firminy Vert

Firminy complex is the largest project of Le Corbusier in Europe. At this location, the architect applies the principles of Modernity in the context of a large urban area.

The Firminy project consists of a set of facilities around the social housing building of Firminy-Vert, and the last of the five Unites d’Habitatión designed by the architect. For the first time Le Corbusier performs a set of high quality public cultural and sportive facilities, in a villeverte, following the principles of the Athens Charter emerged from the International Congress of Modern Architecture (1933).

Our itinerary begins in Lyon, to go towards Firminy, where, during a city tour, we will see, among others, the House of Culture and Youth (1955-1969), the stadium (1955-1968), the Saint Pierre Church of Firminy-Vert (1960-1965-1968-2006), some projects in collaboration with Iannis Xenakis, André José Ourebrie and Wogenscky. From this architect we will also visit The Pool.

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