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L'écriture architecturale d'un dessein intellectuel, La Grande Motte de Jean Balladur

Abstract : The architectural writing of an intellectual design, La Grande Motte by Jean Balladur In the Architecture discipline, the thesis wishes to confront theory and practice: on the one hand the thought of an architect, Balladur (1924 - 2002) on the other the materiality of a seaside resort which became an architectural icon of the 20th century. Balladur is to join the group of major architects of the 20th century, "the architect of a city". Inspired in his work by literature and philosophy, experienced in urban planning and landscaping practices, he was an inventor of forms that became a sign of a unique style "the city of the pyramids" and as a result of the successful synthesis of knowledge and multidisciplinary practices. La Grande Motte, a city park, an accomplished testimony of the initiatives of its developers combining the freedom to do so, respect for the biotope of the place, the realization of the ideals of its architect who had recourse to multiple skills associated and complementary to his own. The success of this vast project had the value of an example, a pilot station for the development of the Languedoc-Roussillon coast, if it was acquired from users and investors, it had to wait decades for its recognition as a remarkable contemporary architectural heritage.
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René F. Ventura. L'écriture architecturale d'un dessein intellectuel, La Grande Motte de Jean Balladur. Architecture, aménagement de l'espace. Université Paul Valéry - Montpellier III, 2020. Français. ⟨NNT : 2020MON30072⟩. ⟨tel-03714723⟩



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