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17 projects by Le Corbusier have been included to the World Heritage Sites list

Le Corbusier is considered one of the leading exponents of Modern Architecture. He was Architect, architectural theorist, town planner, interior decorator, painter and sculptor.

Recently Unesco has named 17 projects by this Modernist Architect Le Corbusier in seven different countries.

With this designation we can protect these works for future generations:

  • Unité d’habitation, Marseille (France)1952_ Multifamily residential housing project that focused on community life for all its inhabitants projecting a place to shop, play and live, a ” Vertical Garden City “.

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  • Maison Guiette, Antwerp (Belgium)1926_ It is considered one of his most unknown works. It’s an early and classic example of the “International Style”

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  • Capitol Complex, Chandigarh (India) 1962_ The complex comprises three architectural masterpieces: the ‘Secretariat’, the ‘High Court’ and the ‘Legislative Assembly’, separated by large piazzas.

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  • The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo (Japan)1959 _ The museum is square in plan with the main body of the galleries raised on piloti to first floor level. The layout is influenced by Le Corbusier’s Sanskar Kendra museum in Ahmedabad which was being designed at the same time.

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  • Weissenhof-Siedlung Estate, Stuttgart (Germany) 1927_ It is one of the earliest built manifestations of the Five Points of a New Architecture.

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  • Maison Curutchet, La Plata (Argentina)1948_ It is one of the few projects of Le Corbusier in Latin America. Single Family house that representing the Five Points of a New Architecture.

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  • Dominican Monastery of La Tourette near Lyon (France)1957_ Built as a chapel, residence and place of learning for Dominican friars, the monastery groups around a central courtyard a U-shaped mass, and the court is closed off by the chapel at the end.

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  • Villa Savoye near Paris (France)1931_ It is one of the most easily recognizable and renowned examples of the International Style. This villa is representative of the bases of modern architecture and the manifesto of Le Corbusier’s Five Points of New Architecture.

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  • Notre-Dame du Haut, Ronchamp (France) 1955_ One of the most important examples of twentieth-century religious architecture.

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  • Maison La Roche, Paris (France)1923_It belongs to the series of houses that the author made in Paris in the 20s, culminating in 1930 with the famous Ville Savoye.

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  • Villa Le Lac, Corseaux (Switzerland) 1924_A small house (Petite Maison Corseaux), destined to be the home of the parents of Le Corbusier.

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  • Cité Frugès, Pessac (France)1924_ Aesthetically, it is one of the first cities of Villas workers conducted worldwide according to the canons of the new modern aesthetic. Technically, it is an experimental site for the normalization of the building.

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  • Immeuble Clarté, Geneva (Switzerland)1928-1932_ It is one of Le Corbusier’s key early projects in which he explored the principles of modernist architecture in apartment buildings, which later led to the Unité d’Habitation design principle.

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  • Immeuble Molitor, Paris (France)1931-1934_Le Corbusier claimed that the town planning elements were: the sky, the trees, steel and cement, and in that order and hierarchy. He claimed that the inhabitants of a city classified under these conditions would find themselves holding what he called “essential joys” ‘. To use the benefits of the exceptional situation, the facades were formed by two pieces of glass placed in front of the concrete floors.

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  • Usine Claude et Duval Factory, Saint-Dié (France)1946-1951_ You can see who has the same structural principles of the Unite d’habitation as part of two rows of columns about the cloth tucked into thirteen lines spread throughout the building.

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  • Cabanon de Le Corbusier, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (France) 1951-1952_ It is the place where Le Corbusier preferred to spend summers in the months of August and September.

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  • Maison de la Culture, Firminy (France)1965_ The house of culture is installed on an artificial cliff in the old quarry “Razes”. Its angled facade dominates the sports complex and faces the municipal stadium.


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