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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Firminy, Rhône-Alpes, Franceen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1966-1968 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorLe Corbusieren_US
dc.creatorWogenscky, Andréen_US
dc.date1966-1968en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-29T19:21:21Z
dc.date.available2013-07-29T19:21:21Z
dc.date.issued1966-1968en_US
dc.identifier227696en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 2400en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/135479
dc.descriptionSide access stairs, seen from the playing field, looking up; Le Corbusier was commissioned by Eugène Claudius-Petit, who became mayor of Firminy in 1953, to design a central ‘agora’ including a sports stadium, cultural centre and church, as well as the Unité (housing unit), which he organized as an ensemble around the bowl of an abandoned quarry. The ensemble was called "Firminy Vert' (Green Firminy) to mark a new beginning for what had been "Firminy Noir" (Black Firminy), a coal-mining town. André Wogenscky worked with Le Corbusier as early as 1945. He continued to work with Le Corbusier until the latter's death in 1965, becoming the Firminy Vert project manager at that point. Although the stadium had been part of the original design by Le Corbusier, it was solely executed by Wogenscky and Fernand Guardian, and was reduced in size from the original plan. It has 3800 seats, of which 500 are covered. The access point is the boulevard which rings the back and allows viewers to access the top tiers. The stands are facing the cultural centre across the playing field, which is the bottom of the bowl of the old quarry. There are plans to renovate the stadium and finish the cover to get to the original draft of 1000 covered seats. Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (accessed 5/12/2011)en_US
dc.format.mediumconcreteen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectrecreation and gamesen_US
dc.subjectfestivalsen_US
dc.subjectathleticsen_US
dc.subjectsporting eventsen_US
dc.subjectTwentieth centuryen_US
dc.subjectModernisten_US
dc.titleFirminy-Vert Sports Arenaen_US
dc.title.alternativeStade de Firminy-Verten_US
dc.title.alternativeFirminy Vert Stadiumen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-LC-FV-SA-A35en_US
vra.culturalContextFrenchen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypesports complexen_US
vra.worktypestadiumen_US
dc.contributor.displayAndré Wogenscky (French architect, 1916-2004); Le Corbusier (Swiss architect, 1887-1965)en_US


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