Quartier Antigone

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Designed by the Catalan architect Ricardo Bofill in 1978 under driven by Georges Frêche.

The majority of the buildings were built on a style inspired by the architecture of ancient Greece, reflecting the la promenade du Peyrou and Les Arceaux aqueduct The district is built on the grounds of the former Joffre Barracks. It extends 900 meters from the commercial center of Polygone until the Lez.

On the left shore of the Lez, is l’Hôtel de l’ex région Languedoc-Roussillon, also built by Ricardo Bofill, has an architecture similar to that of Antigone.

The development of the neighborhood was completed in the early 2000s with three major equipments: the Olympic swimming pool opened in 1996, the central media library Émile Zola and the tramway line 1. The excavation of a building in the Square of the Nombre d’Or at the same time allowed to create a complete perspective of the Polygon in the Regional Council and to facilitate the circulation of the pedestrians who can contemplate many copies of famous Greco-Roman sculptures, Such as the Winged Victory of Samothrace, the Venus of Arles, the Diana of Versailles

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Place du Nombre d'or 34000 Montpellier