La Tourette – Le Corbusier
La Tourette – eliinbar Sketches 2010
Text from Wikipedia:
Sainte Marie de La Tourette is a Dominican Order priory in a valley near Lyon, France designed by the architect Le Corbusier and Iannis Xenakis and constructed between 1956 and 1960. Le Corbusier’s design of the building began in May, 1953 with sketches drawn at Arbresle, France outlining the basic shape of the building and terrain of the site.
The buildings contain a hundred sleeping rooms for teachers and students, study halls, a hall for work and one for recreation, a library and a refectory. Next comes the church where the monks carry on alone Finally, the circulation connects all the parts.
The structural frame is of rough reinforced concrete,Also used glass and metal.
Le Corbusier _ La tourette _ Aerial View
La Tourette from southwest
La Tourette _ Inner courtyard looking north
La Tourette _ Inner courtyard looking north east
La Tourette _Inner courtyard looking south east
La Tourette Inner courtyard looking west
La Tourette first Floor
La Tourette Third Floor – entrance
La Tourette Fourth and Fifth Floor – Residence and study units.
La tourette typical cross-section
La Tourette _ Eliinbars’ Sketchbook 2010
In the Future posts ,it will be interesting to find out who are the architects that received their inspiration from this project, and how….