LE CORBUSIER IS WORLD HERITAGE
‚UNESCO names architectural work as World Cultural Heritage Site‘
Le Corbusier (1887-1965) is considered one of the most important and influential architects of the 20th century.
His architectural legacy continues to move and inspire architects all around the world to this day. Now his contributions to modern architectural movement are a part of the latest additions to the World Heritage List. The UNESCO, the cultural organisation of the United Nations, thereby honours the formative work of the world-famous architect, designer, painter and city planner.
Le Corbusier’s World Heritage: A global honour
In total, 17 Le Corbusier buildings from seven countries were included on the world heritage list. The lineup of works includes projects in Argentina, Belgium, Germany, France, India, Japan and Switzerland. This is the first time ever, that a good spanning the entire world was recognised with this honour. The application for the inscription on the World Heritage List was a collective endeavour by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication along with the Fondation Le Corbusier and the six other partner countries.
A modern visionary
Le Corbusier established a new architectural language in his designs by perceiving buildings as integrated entities of space, form and colour; His buildings comply with the social and individual needs of a modern society and focus purely on their holistic effect on humans. This makes his work impressively multilayered as well as controversially discussed in parts. Le Corbusier’s conceptual designs thereby illustrate the global upheaval in society and contemporary architecture within the last century like hardly any other work.
Read more about Le Corbusier’s architectural heritage and the listed buildings in the proposal for inscription on the World Heritage List below.
LE CORBUSIER – PROPOSAL FOR INSCRIPTION ON THE WORLD HERITAGE LIST (PDF)
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