Le Havre, World Heritage Site

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Heirs to Modernity

The main modern time architectural line aims at avoiding plagiarizing Perret. The vocabulary has more liberty, but must follow the spirit of modernity which fired the design of the city centre. Therefore, following the great constructions schemes of the 1940s, other architects take over: Lagneau designs the Malraux Museum now Muma (1961), Oscar Niemeyer imagines the Cultural Centre (1982), and Guillaume Gillet the footbridge over Commerce Dock (1969).