PASCAL, Jean-Louis
(b. 1837, Paris, d. 1920, Paris)

Exterior view

1880-88
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Faculty of Medicine, University 2, Bordeaux

In the 1870s Pascal took part in three major public competitions: for the reconstruction of the Hôtel de Ville, Paris (1873); for the Sacré-Coeur basilica in Paris (1874); and for the faculty of medicine in Bordeaux (1876). He built the last of these projects between 1880 and 1888, modifying his first plan after a journey abroad during which he studied the layouts of similar buildings. A particular concern was that the façades should harmonize with their 18th-century surroundings, planned by Jacques Gabriel V.

The building now houses the Faculty of Sociology of the Bordeaux University.