MARSEILLES, May 5th, 2012 - Fernand Pouillon is an architect who had an incredible life and marked the history of architecture. He made much in the rebuilding of the post-war period and marked the town of Marseilles and his Old man-Port.
Currently, works of Pouillon as Le Corbusier will be the subject of patrimonialisation. For this year 2012, the centenary of its birth will be celebrated on May 14th. The majority of its buildings obtained the Patrimoine label of the XXe century and others belong to the historic buildings.
Even if the professionals of the sector of construction sometimes testified their indifference, currently works and the manner of working of Mr. Pouillon from now on are transmitted to the young architects.
Fernand Pouillon had like slogan, to build better, more quickly and less expensive according to the Marseilles architect, Jean-Lucien Bonillo who made a work on him. Mr. Pouillon has like preference, construction out of stone with noble materials and gives much importance to public spaces by affixing fountains or statues there.
The stone being a construction material of quality, Mr. Pouillon always wanted to respect the tradition by choosing this matter according to Mr. Bonillo. For this reason it acquired of a career in the post-war period and launched out in the project of the old port with Auguste Perret. Thanks to the quality of its works, Pouillon made it possible the war victims the Fifties to have beautiful residences with materials of excellent quality like the marble, the stone, the loggias…
The buildings which were built by the architect in the quay of the port were built with much care and attention for the users, because all the small details were scrupulously studied according to the declarations of Andre Jolivet, president of the House of the architecture and the town of Marseilles.
Thanks to the quality and with the robustness of its buildings which are in Meudon, Aix, Algiers, Boulogne-Billancourt, or Marseilles, they are currently regarded as historic buildings by the inhabitants. This was done by some joint owners as Dr. Jean-Baptiste Renucci who has resided in one of the buildings of the quay of the Port for 35 years.
What involved the judgment of Pouillon it is the real scandal of the national Counter of housing and was striped order in 1963. During the direction of Georges Pompidou, it was amnestied and reinstated in the profession and also obtained the decoration of Legion of honor.