Le Corbusier's buildings are UNESCO world heritage


The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier –
An Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement.


Responding to the challenges of architecture and society in the 20th Century, Le Corbusier’s contribution to the Modern Movement aimed to instigate a unique forum of ideas at a world level; it facilitated the invention of a new architectural language and the modernization of architectural techniques; it met the social and human needs of modern man.

The preservation of the modern heritage and more specifically of Le Corbusier’s architectural work is a long term venture. The inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List of 17 buildings or sites (Argentina, Belgium, France, Germany, India, Japan and Switzerland) of Le Corbusier’s built works represents a strong encouragement to maintain this living heritage and to hand it down to future generations. It also contributes to the understanding of the complex and fragile legacy and helps its dissemination to the widest audience.


 Le Corbusier´s UNESCO heritage:
1923: Maisons La Roche et Jeanneret / Paris, France
1923: Petite villa au bord du lac Léman / Corseaux, Schwitzerland
1924: Cité Frugès / Pessac, France
1926: Maison Guiette / Anvers, Belgium
1927: Houses of the Weissenhof-Siedlung / Stuttgart, Germany
1928: Villa Savoye et loge du jardinier / Poissy, France
1930: Immeuble Clarté / Genf, Schwitzerland
1931: Immeuble locatif à la Porte Molitor / Boulogne-Billancourt, France
1945: Unité d’habitation / Marseille, France
1946: Manufacture à Saint-Dié / Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, France
1949: Maison du Docteur Curutchet / La Plata, Argentina 
1950: Chapelle Notre-Dame-du-Haut / Ronchamp, France
1951: Cabanon du Corbusier / Roquebrune–Cap-Martin, France
1952: Complexe du Capitole / Chandigarh, India
1953: Couvent Sainte-Marie-de-la-Tourette / Éveux, France
1955: Musée National des Beaux-Arts de l’Occident / Tokyo, Japan
1953: Maison de la Culture de Firminy / Firminy, France


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