Whether they are theoretical projects such as the Ville Radieuse or projects abandoned for various reasons, the unrealized projetcs constitute a major part of Le Corbusier’s architectural and urbanistic work.
This collection brings together two hundred projects at different stages of completion. Some are based on a few sketches and letters, while others include a hundred plans and numerous archives. Regardless of the progress of these projects, they constitute a real laboratory for the development of Le Corbusier’s ideas and architectural language.
These unrealized projects are also sometimes witnesses to the struggles that Le Corbusier had to face to impose his ideas and his architectural language. Wether it is his palace for the League of Nations, his 100,000-seat stadium designed for the Popular Front, the « minimalistic » car or his « rural houses », all of his work bear witness to his inventiveness and constant research.