The great Modernist designer Le Corbusier’s only architectural project in Africa was a seaside home for Belgian industrialist Lucien Baizeau who was based in Tunis. Built between 1928-1930, Villa Baizeau is on the ancient Roman site of Carthage. No one has lived there since the family left in 1961. The villa is currently in the hands of the Tunisian intelligence service and beside the Presidential palace so it is not open to the public. It's also not well known outside of Tunisia. The villa has never been featured in exhibitions about Le Corbusier’s many architectural accomplishments and it's not even in Le Corbusier’s list of works on Wikipedia.
The good news is that Villa Baizeauhas just been awarded Official Protected status so it has been recognised as an important heritage building, thanks to the valiant efforts of people in the local arts community like architect Chacha Atallah and Fatma Kilani, founder of contemporary art gallery La Boîte in Tunis. The next step is to open the building to the public as it would be an appealing site to visit for both tourists and locals.
Although it is only possible to see the villa from a distance, there are two excellent exhibitions that have just opened in Tunis, related to the villa. Curated by architectural historian Roberto Gargiani, Villa Baizeau Carthage, Le Corbusier & Jeanneret: The latest on simple architecture is at new Tunis arts organisation, 32Bis, located in a 1950s building that was formerly Phillips’s headquarters in Tunisia. The show explores the historical aspect, and the context and the relationship between Le Corbusier, his colleague Pierre Jeanneret and Lucien Baizeau.
The exhibition at 32bis includes the original drawings made by Corbusier and models, plus projects by international architects relating to the villa. Participating architects include Sophie Delhay, Martino Tattara (Dogma), Kersten Geers and David Van Severen (OFFICE), Éric Lapierre, Tristant Chadney and Laurent Esmilaire (Experience), Adrien Verschuere (Baukunst), André Kempe (Atelier Kempe Thill), Konstantinos Pantazis and Marianna Rentzou (Point Supreme), and Ahmed Belkhodja (fala). A contemporary art exhibition inspired by the villa, Only Ruins To Be Found, is at Chapelle Sainte-Monique, Carthage and from the grounds you can get a clear view of the villa on a hill nearby. Both exhibitions run until 15 May 2024.
Villa Baizeau is all the more fascinating as it was created almost entirely by correspondence. Le Corbusier never visited the site in Carthage. While Tunisia was under French protectorate (1881-1956), Lucien Baizeau met Le Corbusier in Stuttgart and convinced him to design his Tunisian residence. From then, the planning continued by letter and much of this
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