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“A Machine for visiting in”

Cite Radieuse Le Corbusier
Ranked #22 of 268 things to do in Marseille
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

If you've ever wondered where tower blocks came from and how they might work then in some ways this is the exemplar. I studied Le Corbusier on my degree and to see his late-forties "machine for living in" functioning well and why - a second floor street and shopping area, a rooftop exercise area, large green play areas (and tennis courts) is instructive, and enjoyable.

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Reviewed September 2, 2013

The famous Unité d'Habitation of Le Corbusier. Legendary social housing building, the roof is very interesting and the restaurant, apparently brought back to the original design, was very nice.

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Reviewed August 31, 2013

I was not sure quite what to expect. Being allowed inside the building enabled us to see the full impact of Corbusier's design. This really is a village in the sky with residential 'streets' (not open to visitors) and 'streets' of shops and services. There is even a school (again not open to visitors although you can see it from outside. The view from the roof is stunning.
Sadly Corbusier's ideas were misappropriated with high rise buildings elsewhere that did not have the facilities of the Cite Radieuse. The concrete work on the outside retains the imprint of the wood moulding. This reminded me of Portsmouth's Barbican - a remarkable but unpopular building that has (in my view) sadly been destroyed.

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Reviewed July 25, 2013

I was delighted to find that there is public access to the roof garden (which enjoys great views out to the Med) as well as several internal floors. It's well worth a visit - you can see the influence this building had all over the world.

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Reviewed July 25, 2013

Presented in a somewhat non descript way and in a part of town that is not the most obvious tourist destination, this is a must see for fans or even non fans of Corbusier if only to appreciate the cultural importance of the building. We went as part of a day out on the way to Parc Borely and the beach and spent around half an hour appreciating from the exterior.

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