20. 07. 2016
Le Corbusier’s architectural works now Unesco world heritage sites.
The UN's Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has listed 17 works by Le Corbusier in 7 countries (Argentina, Belgium, France, Germany, India, Japan, Switzerland) as world heritage sites.
Unesco’s motivation was that the works are "testimonial to the invention of a new architectural language that made a break with the past" and that these “masterpieces of creative genius also attest to the internationalization of architectural practice across the planet”. Le Corbusier’s significant contribution to the Modern Movement facilitated the modernization of architectural techniques meeting the social and human needs of the 20th Century.
The preservation of Le Corbusier’s works is a long term venture safeguarded and promoted by the Le Corbusier Foundation who Cassina works closely with since its foundation in 1968.
1. Sainte Marie de La Tourette convent, Éveux, France
2. the Capitol complex of Chandigarh, India
3. the Weissenhof Estate, Stuttgart, Germany
4. Villa Savoye, Poissy-sur-Seine, France
5. Heidi Weber Pavilion (Maison de l’homme), Zurich, Switzerland
6. The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Japan
7. Maison Guiette, Antwerp, Belgium
8. Unité d’habitation (Cité Radieuse), Marseillem, France
9. Maison de la Culture, Firminy, France
10. La maison La Roche-Jeanneret, Paris, France
11. Villa «Le Lac», Geneva, Switzerland
12. Usine Claude et Duval, Saint-Dié, France
13. Immeuble Clarté, Geneva, Switzerland
14. Notre-Dame-du-Haut chapel, Ronchamp, France
15. Cabanon, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France
16. the House of Dr Curutchet, La Plata, Argentina
17. Le Corbusier's Studio-Apartment, Paris, France