UNESCO recognises 17 works by Le Corbusier

3 November 2016

Work by one of the most influential modernist architects, Le Corbusier, has recently been added to the list of World Heritage Sites, operated by UNESCO (the UN Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization).

Seventeen projects in seven countries were given this designation of special cultural or physical significance. According to UNESCO the chosen projects “[reflect] 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 work also helped to establish the internationalisation of architecture practice.

The Le Corbusier Foundation said in a statement the recognition serves as encouragement to continue with the preservation of Le Corbusier’s work for future generations.

For pictures of all seventeen buildings, go to ArchDaily.

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Otherwise, click on the individual project for more detailed information:

Dominican Monastery of La Tourette near Lyon, France

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