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Astonishing Skyscrapers of Villeurbanne (The)

Series : Urban planning, Housing and Society

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  00:08:00  2013  HD 16/9  Color  Sound

Built from 1931 to 1934, the skyscrapers of Villeurbanne are the symbol of an architectural policy to oppose Lyon's hegemonic drive and one of the rare applications on this scale of socialist and hygienic utopias.
Anne-Sophie Clémençon, urban morphology historian at the"Environment, City, Society" laboratory, studied this original architectural achievement. It was the socialist mayor and medical doctor, Lazare Goujon, who decided to establish the identity of his city of Villeurbanne assertively by building an urban centre surrounded by social housing. Clémençon outlines its history and the great influences that marked its construction.

Producer : CNRS Images
Director : MORA CHEVAIS Marie (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon)
Audiovisual processLive shots. Use of black and white photographys and 3D animations.
Live sounds. Musics.
PersonnalitiesCLEMENCON Anne-Sophie(EVS, UMR CNRS, Univ. Lyon 3, Univ. Lyon 2, Univ. Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne, INSA Lyon, ENS Lyon, Ecole des mines Saint-Etienne et Ecole national des travaux publics d'état, Lyon)
NotesEVS : Environnement, ville, société.
ENS : Ecole normale supérieure.



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Item No.4064
PublicLarge audience