Cité radieuse of Briey
Association La Première Rue - 131 résidence Le Corbusier (1er étage) - 1 av. du Dr-Pierre-Giry, 54150 Briey Route Planner
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Jul: 2pm-5.30pm; rest of year: 9am-12.30pm, 2pm-5.30pm, Fri 9am-12.30pm - closed weekends (except some Sun, telephone to confirm) and Bank Hols

Description

Le Corbusier and André Wogenscky selected the wooded site of Briey-la-Forêt to implement their project to combine architecture and nature. In this location, the development was intended to house around 2,000 people and included 60 individual flats as well as a 17-storey "housing unit" with 339 homes. Inaugurated in 1961, threatened with destruction in 1984, the Cité radieuse is once again inhabited. Some of the communal spaces and a show flat, renovated as it would have been in 1960, enable visitors to understand the internal organisation of this housing estate.

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