Esprit Nouveau Pavilion

Esprit Nouveau Pavilion, Bologna, Italy, Le Corbusier
Address: Piazza Costituzione 11 | BOLOGNA | Italy
Latitude/Longitude: 44.5116, 11.3615

Esprit Nouveau Pavilion was a temporary building constructed in 1925 within the framework of the International Exhibition of Decorative Arts in Paris. For Le Corbusier was a chance to show so provocative, his ideas on architecture and urbanism that had begun to develop with Pierre Jeanneret since 1922.

All these ideas were quite unusual at a time when Art Nouveau was regarded primarily as a decorative art, the reaction to this project was downright hostile. You can guess what was the attitude of the organizers of the exhibition, compared to a participant who expressed a total rejection of the decorative arts. A fence four feet high was placed around the flag to hide the eyes of the public. The same was withdrawn by the intervention of the Minister of Beaux-Arts at the opening of the exhibition.

⇒ Architecture Guide to BOLOGNA