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CURATED ATLAS FOR CONTEMPORARY DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE
(Paris, France)(Architecture)(Architecture Hunting)2024-07-08

Pavilion Suisse

The Swiss Pavilion, completed in 1933, represents a pioneering response to a commission from a federation of Swiss Universities and the University of Paris, under the auspices of the Cité Universitaire, later known as the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris (CIUP).

The Swiss Pavilion, completed in 1933, represents a pioneering response to a commission from a federation of Swiss Universities and the University of Paris, under the auspices of the Cité Universitaire, later known as the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris (CIUP). This architectural endeavor was guided by the programmatic goals of providing hygienic and affordable accommodations for a burgeoning student populace, a mission supported by Rudolph Fueter, President of the Curatorium overseeing the project.

Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret secured the commission without the need for a competitive bidding process, shaping the pavilion into a transformative model that balances individual privacy with communal living ideals, setting a new standard in architectural innovation for university residences.

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