UNESCO World Heritage

The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier

An Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement

Scarcely any architect has characterised modern construction worldwide as much as Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, better known as “Le Corbusier”, who grew up in La Chaux-de-Fonds. 17 selected buildings in seven countries (AR, BE, CH, FR, DE, IN, JP) are testimony to his incomparable creativity and versatility in a variety of contexts. Two of these buildings are located in Switzerland: “Petite Villa au bord du lac Léman” next to Lake Geneva in Corseaux and “Immeuble Clarté” in Geneva. Le Corbusier is a key figure in the internationalisation of architecture and town planning, which have marked urban landscapes around the world in the 20th century.

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Date of Inscription

2016

Criteria of Inscription

i, ii, vi

Category

Cultural Heritage
Serial and transnational property

Region

Switzerland: VD/GE

Other Countries: AR/BE/FR/DE/IN/JP

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