Unité d’Habitation Nursery School – Firminy

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Unité d'Habitation Nursery School - Firminy

The nursery–and primary school–of the unité d’habitation in Firminy, and the dedicated toit terrasse, are closed since 1998 because of modern safety regulations.


Unité d'Habitation Nursery School - Firminy

Unité d'Habitation Nursery School - Firminy

Even if proportioned to the children size, each space features generous dimensions and openings that flood the interior with light in the most diverse manners.

Unité d'Habitation Nursery School - Firminy

Unité d'Habitation Nursery School - Firminy

The eight communicating classrooms could be merged in one huge communal space by opening the sliding blackboard doors.

Unité d'Habitation Nursery School - Firminy

Unité d'Habitation Nursery School - Firminy

Not being accustomed to child-sized furniture, we felt like oversized beings wandering in a midget world.

Unité d'Habitation Nursery School - Firminy

Unité d'Habitation Nursery School - Firminy

Unité d'Habitation Nursery School - Firminy

Unité d'Habitation Nursery School - Firminy

Unité d'Habitation Nursery School - Firminy

Now that the toit terrasse–after a restoration in the mid-90s–is completely bare, with none of the plants, greeneries or sandboxes planned originally, it is very hard to imagine children playing in this wonderful wasteland of béton brut.

Designed by: Le Corbusier
Year: 1967
Visited: April 2009
Google Maps: Unité d’Habitation


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