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La Cité Radieuse and MAMO

art & culture

In 1952, Le Corbusier created a new way of living. The artist Ora Ito has added a contemporary art space.

The architect and theorist Le Corbusier is the father of the Modulor, a stylized human figure intended to serve as a yardstick in all parts of a building. In the aftermath of the Second World War, he designed ‘housing units' and, in 1952, created the Cité Radieuse the ‘Radiant City' of Marseilles. The concrete building on stilts contains nearly 340 homes entirely focused on functionality. Le Corbusier's building was criticised and ultimately rejected by part of the population, but it was nevertheless listed as a historical monument in 1986. Today, it still hosts many families, and is recognised the world over for its ground-breaking innovations.

The living spaces are located in different rues, which usually means ‘streets' in French but here refers to floors. The third and fourth floors have a vintage hotel, bar, and restaurant, and offer outstanding views of the city and MAMO, a space for artistic creation.

Created by the young designer Ora Ito, the visionary spirit of ‘Le Corbu' reigns at MAMO, which stands for ‘Marseille Modulor'.

Centre d'art de la Cité Radieuse
280 Boulevard Michelet
13008 Marseille

+33 (0)1 42 46 00 09

www.mamo.fr

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