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See the 17 Le Corbusier Projects Named as UNESCO World Heritage Sites

See the 17 Le Corbusier Projects Named as UNESCO World Heritage Sites
See the 17 Le Corbusier Projects Named as UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The UN Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (commonly referred to as UNESCO) has named 17 projects in 7 countries by revolutionary Modernist architect Le Corbusier to their list of World Heritage Sites. Given to places of special cultural or physical significance, the designation will help to protect and preserve the buildings for future generations. Citing Le Corbusier’s inventive architectural language, UNESCO praised the collection of projects for “[reflecting] 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.”

“The inscription on the World Heritage List of 17 buildings of sites by Le Corbusier represents a strong encouragement to continue all along Le Corbusier's built work to maintain this living heritage and to hand it down to future generations,” said Fondation Le Corbusier President Antoine Picon in a statement. “It also contributes to the understanding of that complex and fragile legacy and helps its dissemination to the widest audience.”

Continue after the break for the full list of projects and images.

Unité d’habitation, Marseille, France

Unité d’habitation, Marseille, France. Image © Rik Moran
Unité d’habitation, Marseille, France. Image © Rik Moran

Maison Guiette, Antwerp, Belgium

Maison Guiette, Antwerp, Belgium. Courtesy of ADAGP, Paris 2015. Image © Maury
Maison Guiette, Antwerp, Belgium. Courtesy of ADAGP, Paris 2015. Image © Maury

Capitol Complex, Chandigarh, India

Maison Curutchet, La Plata, Argentina. Image © ARQ+HIS
Maison Curutchet, La Plata, Argentina. Image © ARQ+HIS

The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Japan

The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Japan. Image © Flickr user pixelhut. Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Japan. Image © Flickr user pixelhut. Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Weissenhof-Siedlung Estate, Stuttgart, Germany

Weissenhof-Siedlung Estate, Stuttgart, Germany. Image © Flickr user friemo. Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Weissenhof-Siedlung Estate, Stuttgart, Germany. Image © Flickr user friemo. Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Maison Curutchet, La Plata, Argentina

Maison Curutchet, La Plata, Argentina. Image © ARQ+HIS
Maison Curutchet, La Plata, Argentina. Image © ARQ+HIS

Dominican Monastery of La Tourette near Lyon, France

Dominican Monastery of La Tourette near Lyon, France. Image © Fernando Schapochnik
Dominican Monastery of La Tourette near Lyon, France. Image © Fernando Schapochnik

Villa Savoye near Paris, France

Villa Savoye near Paris, France. Image © Flickr user world3. Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Villa Savoye near Paris, France. Image © Flickr user world3. Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Notre-Dame du Haut, Ronchamp, France

Notre-Dame du Haut, Ronchamp, France. Image © Gili Merin
Notre-Dame du Haut, Ronchamp, France. Image © Gili Merin

Maison La Roche, Paris, France

Maison La Roche, Paris, France. Image © Flickr user pov_steve. Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Maison La Roche, Paris, France. Image © Flickr user pov_steve. Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Villa Le Lac, Corseaux, Switzerland

Villa Le Lac, Corseaux, Switzerland. Image © Wikimedia user Schwizgebel. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0
Villa Le Lac, Corseaux, Switzerland. Image © Wikimedia user Schwizgebel. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Cité Frugès, Pessac, France

Cité Frugès, Pessac, France. Image © Flickr user Lezzles. Licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
Cité Frugès, Pessac, France. Image © Flickr user Lezzles. Licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Immeuble Clarté, Geneva, Switzerland

Immeuble Clarté, Geneva, Switzerland. Image © Wikimedia user Romano1246. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0
Immeuble Clarté, Geneva, Switzerland. Image © Wikimedia user Romano1246. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Immeuble Molitor, Paris, France

Immeuble Molitor, Paris, France. Image © Wikimedia user I, Sailko. Licensed under CC BY 2.5
Immeuble Molitor, Paris, France. Image © Wikimedia user I, Sailko. Licensed under CC BY 2.5

Usine Claude et Duval Factory, Saint-Dié, France

Usine Claude et Duval Factory, Saint-Dié, France. Image © Wikimedia user Pymouss. Licensed under CC‑BY‑SA‑3.0
Usine Claude et Duval Factory, Saint-Dié, France. Image © Wikimedia user Pymouss. Licensed under CC‑BY‑SA‑3.0

Cabanon de Le Corbusier, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France

Cabanon de Le Corbusier, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France. Image © Wikimedia user Tangopaso. Public Domain
Cabanon de Le Corbusier, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France. Image © Wikimedia user Tangopaso. Public Domain

Maison de la Culture, Firminy, France

Maison de la Culture, Firminy, France. Image © Flickr user jacqueline_poggi. Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Maison de la Culture, Firminy, France. Image © Flickr user jacqueline_poggi. Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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Cite: Patrick Lynch. "See the 17 Le Corbusier Projects Named as UNESCO World Heritage Sites" 18 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/791607/17-le-corbusier-projects-named-unesco-world-heritage-sites/> ISSN 0719-8884
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