Among the many events of the Bologna Design Week, do not forget “Le nouvel esprit des couleurs selon Le Corbusier – Padiglione Esprit Nouveau”, the exhibition curated by Faenza-based company Gigacer, supported by Les Couleurs Le Corbusier, the foundation that owns the rights to Le Corbusier’s project on colors.

Reconstruction of the Pavillon de L’Esprit Nouveau by Le Corbusier, Bologna

The Pavillon de L’Esprit Nouveau is a faithful reproduction of the original building designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret in 1925, for the Exposition International des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. It was a standardized housing module, consisting in an independent housing unit with terrace/garden, furnished with industrial furniture, which was supposed to be serially reproduced (Ville Immeuble).

The 1977 pavilion was rebuilt by architects Giuliano and Glauco Gresleri, and José Oubrerie. Faithful to the original building in all details, the Pavillon is currently located in front of the entrance to the Bologna exhibition center, on piazza della Costituzione. Recently renovated, it reopened in 2017. The exhibition and talks hosted during the Bologna Design Week represent also an opportunity to visit a work of modern architecture.

Reconstruction of the Pavillon de L’Esprit Nouveau by Le Corbusier, Bologna

Bologna Design Week 2019: an exhibition and two lectures dedicated to Le Corbusier and colors

Le nouvel esprit des couleurs selon Le Corbusier – Padiglione Esprit Nouveau” is an exhibition that allows us to gain a better understanding of Le Corbusier’s project on colors, organized in collaboration with Le Couleurs Le Corbusier. On the same days as Cersaie, the Pavillon de L’Esprit Nouveau will also host two themed lectures.

Tuesday, September 24th, 6:00 pm: at Pavillon de L’Esprit Nouveau, Florence Cosnefroy, expert of Les Couleurs Le Corbusier, will hold a lecture about Architectural Polychromy

Thursday, September 26th, 6:00 pm: at Pavillon de L’Esprit Nouveau, architect Jacopo Gresleri, Polychromie Architecturale “Dalla cellula alla città: il progetto del colore

The exhibition will be made possible thanks to the synergy with Regione Emilia-Romagna and the collaboration of Istituzione Bologna Musei.

The exhibition will be open from 23rd to 28th September, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm