mercredi, septembre 12, 2012

Firminy is close to Saint-Etienne and Saint-Etienne is not far from Lyon. When you drive south from Paris, Lyon is the city after which you feel like approaching the south. After Lyon, you turn right and go to Saint-Etienne, not the band, the city. Continue straight on and you arrive in Firminy. Firminy? This is the biggest Le Corbusier spot in Europe. With our guests, the designers Hervé Dixneuf and Grégory Blain, who run together Atelier BL119 and co-run the exhibition center Greenhouse with Emmanuel Louisgrand, we visited Le Corbusier's stadium in Firminy, Le Corbusier's church, Le Corbusier's art centre, Le Corbusier's Unité d'habitation, Le Corbusier's swimming pool. Our favorite was the never completed and very influential Le Corbusier's pizzeria.