• Short Summary

    A BUILDING COMPLEX OF REVOLUTIONARY DESIGN -- IN MEMORY OF THE WORLD FAMOUS FRENCH ARCHITECT 'LE CORBUSIER' -- WAS INAUGURATED IN ZURICH YESTERDAY (FRIDAY).

  • Description

    A BUILDING COMPLEX OF REVOLUTIONARY DESIGN -- IN MEMORY OF THE WORLD FAMOUS FRENCH ARCHITECT 'LE CORBUSIER' -- WAS INAUGURATED IN ZURICH YESTERDAY (FRIDAY).

    THE IDEA OF THE CENTRE WAS FORMULATED IN 1960 AND THE FRENCH ARCHITECT SUBMITTED THE FIRST PLANS FOR THE BUILDING A YEAR LATER. THE PROJECT DEVELOPED STEADILY BUT TRAGEDY STRUCK IN THE MIDDLE OF CONSTRUCTION IN AUGUST, 1965 WHEN LE CORBUSIER WAS DROWNED AT THE COTE D'AZUR IN SOUTHERN FRANCE.

    THE BUILDING REPRESENTS TWO IDEAS WHICH PREOCCUPIED LE CORBUSIER FOR SEVERAL YEARS -- AN INDEPENDENT ROOF AND A BUILDING COMPLEX BUILT WITH PRE ABRICATED SYSTEMS. THE ROOF CONSIST OF TWO SQUARE PARTS CONNECTED WITH EACH OTHER. IT HAD BEEN PREFABRICATED AND WAS BROUGHT INTO POSITION WITH A CRANE AND FIXED TO PILLARS. THE BUILDING ITSELF IS IN CUBES AND WAS PUT TOGETHER ON THE BUILDING SITE. AFTERWARDS, THE ENTIRE COMPLEX WAS PUT ON TO A CONCRETE GROUND FLOOR. THE BUILDING HAS TWO FLOORS -- FIVE SINGLE STORIED AND ONE DOUBLE-STORIED ROOM. LITERATURE ON THE WORK OF THE GREAT ARCHITECT IS ON DISPLAY IN THE BUILDING. IN THE YEARS TO COME, THERE WILL BE VARIOUS EXHIBITIONS ON HIS WORK.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA42H4FXPH9NP9SLRQZSGYK6LMV
    Media URN:
    VLVA42H4FXPH9NP9SLRQZSGYK6LMV
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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