Le Corbusier from Pessac - France
A 52’ documentary directed in 2013 by Jean-Marie Bertineau
In 1924, in Pessac, Bordeaux suburb, two "idealists" concrete, Henry and Charles Edouard Jeanneret Frugès decide to build a "garden city" for the workers. The first is a sugar rich industrialist heir to the great tradition of humanist patrons nineteenth wants staff accommodation in comfort, and the second is an architect still unknown Le Corbusier.
Almost a century later, with the help of current residents, some heirs of the house of their parents or grandparents, historians and architects, tell the story of this city invented by Le Corbusier.
The Pessac cited an "exceptional" laboratory of social housing and one of the "gestures" precursor of the modern architecture of the great architect.
Classified historical monument since the early 80's, about to be listed on the Unesco World Heritage, popular houses in the city Frugès became the object of all the sights !!!