Cité Universitaire: Maison Arménienne

University City: Armenian House

© Auguste Léon
FRA near Paris

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nwolpert published on 06/14/2017 3:11 p.m.:

House of the Armenian students (Maison des Étudiants Arméniens) in the international Parisian student settlement "Cité Universitaire", shortly after its completion in 1930 and today.

The house was financed by the Armenian diplomat Boghos Nubar (1851-1930) with a donation of 3 million francs.
After the genocide in the Ottoman Empire in 1915, which led to the exile of Armenian intellectuals and scientists, Nubar wanted to promote the emergence of a new elite for his people. The house was inaugurated on December 16, 1930, six months after the death of its founder.

The building was designed by architect Léon Nafilyan. The façade combines the most important features of Armenian religious architecture.

Image rights:
Musée Albert-Kahn/Département des Hauts-de-Seine, Collection Archives de la Planète, n° d’inventaire: A 64 674 S


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Lena wrote on 06/15/2017 10:23 a.m. (edited on 04/15/2019 3:51 p.m.) :

Wird das Gebäude heute noch von armenischen Studierenden genutzt?

Is the building still used by Armenian students today?

nwolpert wrote on 06/15/2017 11:34 a.m. (edited on 04/15/2019 3:51 p.m.) :

Ja, das wird es, aber ich glaube auch von Studierenden anderer Herkunft.

Yes, it will, but I also believe in students of other backgrounds.

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