La Cité 12 de la Société des Mines de Lens

Avenue saint-edouard - 62300 LENS


Cité 12 de Lens, known as Saint Edward is an exceptional heritage combining all vestiges of the extraction site, houses engineers and foremen, workers' housing and community facilities.

This mining village has architectural, urban and landscape qualities remarkable. The avenue leading to the pit offers a monumental perspective marked by the provision of built around a series of medians and leafy squares. Among the educational facilities, medical and religious, the Church of St. Edward, built according to plans by architect Louis-Marie Cordonnier, and school group show the influence of the regional style. Near the old pit 12, houses engineers and managers dominate the city and result in their volumes, their designs and their implementation, the authority of the hierarchy of the inhabitants.

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