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AD Classics: Convent of La Tourette / Le Corbuiser

00:00 - 15 December, 2010
AD Classics: Convent of La Tourette / Le Corbuiser, © Fernando Schapochnik
© Fernando Schapochnik

The Convent of La Tourette is Le Corbusier's final building completed in Europe, and is also thought by many to be his most unique program. It was built to be a self-contained world for a community of silent monks, and to accommodate the unique and specific lifestyle of the monks, the monastery is made of one hundred individual cells, a communal library, a refectory, a rooftop cloister, a church, and classrooms.

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