17 buildings designed by Le Corbusier added to UNESCO World Heritage List

The sites are spread across seven counties and were built over the course of 50 years. Le Corbusier, an architect, designer, and urban planner, was a founder of modern architecture.

July 18, 2016 |
17 buildings designed by Le Corbusier added UNESCO World Heritage List

Immeuble Clarté in Switzerland, a new UNESCO World Heritage site. Photo: Romano1246/Wikimedia Commons.

UNESCO added 17 projects from Le Corbusier to its World Heritage List. Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known by his pseudonym, was a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, and a pioneer of modern architecture.

The UNESCO sites are spread across seven counties and were built over the course of 50 years. 

“The Complexe du Capitole in Chandigarh, the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, the House of Dr Curutchet in La Plata, and the Unité d’habitation in Marseille reflect the solutions that the Modern Movement sought to apply during the 20th century to the challenges of inventing new architectural techniques to respond to the needs of society,” UNESCO said on its website. “These masterpieces of creative genius also attest to the internationalization of architectural practice across the planet.”

The full list of sites are below:

  • Maisons La Roche et Jeanneret, France
  • Petite villa au bord du lac Léman, Switzerland
  • Cité Frugès, France
  • Maison Guiete, Belgium
  • Maisons de la Weissenhof-Siedlung, Germany
  • Villa Savoye et loge du jardiner, France
  • Immeuble Clarté, Switzerland
  • Immeuble locatif à la Porte Molitor, France
  • Unité d’habitation Marseille, France
  • La Manufacture à Saint- Dié, France
  • Maison du docteur Curutchet, Argentina
  • Chapelle Notre-Dame-du-Haut de Ronchamp, France
  • Cabanon de Le Corbusier, France
  • Complexe du Capitole, India
  • Couvent Sainte-Marie-de-la-Tourette, France
  • Musée National des Beaux-Arts de l’Occident, Japan
  • Maison de la Culture de Firminy, France
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