WEFOUNDLe Tourisme et la Ville : Expériences Européennes (Collection tourismes et sociétés) (French Edition)


The Ville contemporaine ( French pronunciation: ​ [vil kɔ̃tɑ̃pɔʁɛn] , Contemporary City ) was an unrealized utopian planned community intended to house three million inhabitants designed by the French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier in 1922.

The centerpiece of this plan was a group of sixty-story cruciform skyscrapers built on steel frames and encased in curtain walls of glass. The skyscrapers housed both offices and the flats of the most wealthy inhabitants [ citation needed ] . These skyscrapers were set within large, rectangular park-like green spaces.

At the center of the planned city was a transportation hub which housed depots for buses and trains as well as highway intersections and at the top, an airport.

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The Ville contemporaine ( French pronunciation: ​ [vil kɔ̃tɑ̃pɔʁɛn] , Contemporary City ) was an unrealized utopian planned community intended to house three million inhabitants designed by the French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier in 1922.

The centerpiece of this plan was a group of sixty-story cruciform skyscrapers built on steel frames and encased in curtain walls of glass. The skyscrapers housed both offices and the flats of the most wealthy inhabitants [ citation needed ] . These skyscrapers were set within large, rectangular park-like green spaces.

At the center of the planned city was a transportation hub which housed depots for buses and trains as well as highway intersections and at the top, an airport.


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