Aime 2000, cruising across the slopes in the Alps’ largest residence
An avant-garde concept that has stood the test of time
In the movement of Le Corbusier and his “Radiant City”, the work of architect Michel Bezançon leaves no-one indifferent.
This architecture has space for a way of life that is quite innovative at this altitude. City dwellers find their urban landmarks with a plethora of services including a shopping gallery and the Telemetro.
It bears witness to its time and still exudes a special aura. With its panoramic view, functional ski-in/ski-out organisation and convivial ambiance, the residence has all the assets it needs to continue attracting the clientele of the 21st century.
The codes of a cruise ship
- Compact architecture similar to a cruise ship anchored on the snow
- Apartments and commercial area decorated by Pierre Gariche
- A number of seafaring details: porthole-style windows, corridors that could be leading to the bridge
If apartments now tend to be bigger, space in the original studios was optimised in similar style to on a ship. The Negroni furniture was designed to be ingenious and evolutive.
50 years old… and now?
Celebration day to be confirmed – The “Love Boat” has been sailing since 1970! On the programme: laying of the foundation stone of the ambitious project put together by Wilmotte & Associés and Pierre & Vacances Center Parcs. The goal: to offer Plagne Aime 2000 a new look by 2023.
The faces of Aime 2000
Pascal Valentin, apartment owner & retailer
His 2 children grew up in the residence that they thought of as their own playroom, an opportunity to meet all sorts of people in perfect safety.
The caretakers’ lodge is the nerve centre of Aime 2000. Clearing snow, managing keys, alarms and post, daily requests, surveillance: being a caretaker demands versatility and efficiency!
Champagny-en-Vanoise is celebrating
Champagny-en-Vanoise will be celebrating 50 years of being linked to the La Plagne ski area and organising festivities throughout the winter season.
A look back: where the gondola is now, there used to be a chairlift that was known as being one of the longest and most vertiginous in the Alps!
Blankets even used to be given out to those who felt the cold the most!