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Skyscraper, Tower, Brutalism

Project timeline

1969 – 1974

Type

Residential

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1 Rue Ferdinand de Lesseps
94000 Créteil
France

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Original

Architect Change this

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Article last edited by Bostjan on
February 03rd, 2017

Les Choux de Créteil Change this

Créteil, France
by Gérard Grandval Change this
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Les Choux de Créteil (aka the cabbages), designed by Gérard Grandval is a residential development located in Creteil, a commune in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, France. The complex which consists of ten towers (each fifteen stories high) was built in the early 70s as an experimental approach to public housing needs. The petal shaped balconies, which give the buildings their unique appearance, were designed to allow privacy for the occupants. The architect originally envisioned plants to suspend from the balconies. However the idea was shut down by the developers concerned with keeping the buildings insect-free.

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