17 designs by Le Corbusier added to UNESCO World Heritage Sites list

July 26, 2016 | By French Culture Arts
Villa Savoye © FLC/ADAGP, 2014

The World Heritage Committee of UNESCO, meeting for its 40th session in Istanbul on July 10-20, listed 17 works by pioneering Franco-Swiss architect Le Corbusier as world heritage sites, calling them a “testimonial to the invention of a new architectural language that made a break with the past.”

The sites, which span seven countries, include:   
1- Le Cabanon (Roquebrune, France)
2- Palace of Assembly (Chandigargh, India)
3- Notre-Dame du Haut chapel (Ronchamp, France)
4- Cité Frugès (Pessac, France)   
5- Saint-Marie de la Tourette convent (Evreux, France)
6- Maison de la culture (Firminy, France)
7- La Clarté building (Geneva, Switzerland)
8- Molitor building (Boulogne-Billancourt, France)
9- The Curutchet house (La Plata, Argentina)
10- Guiette house (Antwerp, Belgium)
11- The Weissenhof-Siedlung houses (Stuttgart, Germany)
12- Villa Savoye (Poissy, France)
13- Cité radieuse (Marseille, France)
14- Claude & Duval factory (Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, France)
15- The National Museum of Western Art (Taito-Ku, Japan)
16- The La Roche and Jeanneret houses (Paris, France)
17- Villa on lac Léman (Corseaux, Switzerland)

“These masterpieces of creative genius,” UNESCO said on its website, “also attest to the internationalization of architectural practice across the planet.”

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