Ecole Militaire in Paris Essay by The Research Group

Ecole Militaire in Paris
Examines architectural significance of 18th Cent. military school in urban development of Paris, focusing on its style, structure, purpose and design.
# 13843 | 1,575 words | 4 sources | 1999 | US
Published on Feb 20, 2003 in Architecture (Buildings) , Architecture (European)


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" The Ecole Militaire in Paris was designed by architect Jacques-Ange Gabriel for Louis XV, and the structure was inspired by secular principles and built on a monumental scale. This was in 1750, and the structure incorporated the latest trends in hygiene by providing single rooms instead of dormitories for its aristocratic pupils in order to avoid the spread of infection, such as had happened in other schools before this time. The Ecole Militaire was built in part in order to top the design of the nearby L'hotel national des Invalides, built by Louis XIV as a military hospital with the latest advances and with a massive design encompassing several buildings in one. The Ecole Militaire and the L'hotel national des Invalides face one another across what was once an expanse of open land, but urbanization has affected and surrounded both, as have modern roads and a.."

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