VY091 The Chaillot Hill and the Architecture of the 1930’s

  • 09 May 2017
  • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • meet in front of the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, metro line 9, station Alma-Marceau.
  • 15


Registration is closed

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

10:30am - 1.30pm

Cost: €25

During this walk from the Pont de l’Alma to the Palais de Chaillot, we will discover through many examples, the very monumental and austere 1930’s architecture or what we pejoratively call the “totalitarian architecture”. It will also be the right time to introduce two works of a great XXth century French architect, Auguste Perret.

We will start by discovering the Theater of the Champs-Elysées built by Perret  between 1910 and 1913. Even if it was erected before the 1930’s, the massive use of reinforced concrete and the modern reinterpretation of the Greek and Roman decorative elements foreshadow the buildings constructed 20 years later. Then, we will visit a modern reinterpretation of a Byzantine church made of reinforced concrete, the Church Saint-Pierre de Chaillot ! Finally, we will conclude our tour in front of 3 buildings erected and inaugurated for the 1937 World’s Fair: the Palais d’Iéna (by Perret), the Palais de Tokyo and the Palais de Chaillot.

Instructor: Thomas Emery, Guide-conférencier

Good to know: 

  • Register early to confirm your spot.
  • You must be a member and logged in before you can register for courses. Join today or log in.
  • Our online payment system is fast and secure. We also accept payment by telephone and mail.

10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris, France
01 45 66 75 50  |  wice@wice-paris.org

Association régie par la loi du 1er juillet 1901
N° Siret 380 703 595 00039
Copyright © WICE 2011-2017. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software