Some almost 6000 students of some 130 nationalities live on this University Campus, La Cité Iternationale Universitaire de Paris, created in the 20’s in a pacific context, after WW I. The goal was to promote peace, exchange and friendship among nationalities.
It’s a large area, very calm and peaceful, although surrounded by important traffic, including the former ring road, the “Boulevards des Maréchaux”, today with its new tram, and a later one, the “Périphérique”.
Large greens and park like areas give a lot of place for students to make some sporting activities …and to rest.
Private money and different French or foreign foundations have contributed in creating decent lodging for the students. We can see examples of many different types of architecture, going from very traditional (somehow Oxfordian) style in some of the first buildings to very modern, in the more recent creations.
Many nations have created their own residences. Here you can see what the Swiss and Brazilian residences look like, with Le Corbusier as co-architect. … and a number of other examples. Finally, some other buildings and residences including the one originally built for French students. In reality, different nationalities are mixed; there may be some 130 nationalities here, but not yet 130 residences.
You can find most of these pictures on my photo-blog.