Le Corbusier dans son appartement-atelier © FLC ADAGP


The Foundation’s missions

Teh Foundation LE Corbusier, which inherited all of the architect’s property, holds a large collection of his drawings (8000), studies and original plan (35 000), as well as 400 000 archive documents, 15 000 photographs and a large number of his plastic works : paintings, sculptures, engravings, enamels and tapestries.

The Foundation also owns four buildings : Le Courbusier’s apartment-studio in Paris, where he lived from 1934 to 1965 ; the small house on Lake Geneva built for his parents in Corseaux, Switzerland ; and La Roche and Jeanneret houses (the Foundation’s headquarters).

Created in 1968 by the will of the architect, the Foundation Le Corbusier, in accordance with its statutes and its missions devotes all of its resources to the preservation, knowledge and diffusion of the work of Le Corbusier, through the following actions :

The conservation of the architectural work of Le Corbusier

The Foundation oversees the conservation of all of Le Corbusier’s work, and in particular his built works, which include nearly 80 buildings located in 11 countries and 4 continents.
The Foundation monitors restoration projects and advises owners, managers and contractors.

The Foundation supperted the inscription of Le Corbusier’s architectural work on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Since 2016, 17 sites make up the transnational series « Le Corbusier’s architectural work, an exceptional contribution to the modern movement ».
The Secretariat of the Standing Conference has been entrusted to the Foundation which has created a website dedicated to this series.

Armée du Salut, chantier de 2015 © FLC / ADAGP / Olivier Martin-Gambier
Villa Le Lac Visite © FLC / ADAGP Patrick Moser

The organization of visits and a cultural program in the Foundation’s sites

The Foundation opens to the public the Maison LA Roche, le Coubusier’s apartment-studio, as well as the small house by the lake – managed since 2013, by the Association Villa « Le Lac » Le Corbusier.
Numerous exhibitions dedicated to the work of Le Corbusier are presented these places.

The promotion and knowledge of the work of Le Corbusier

The Foundation provides students and researchers with nearly 400 000 digitized archival documents that can be consulted in its research center located at the Maison Jeanneret.

Since 1989, it has organized the Rencontres de la Fondation and the publication of Le Corbusier’s written work.
It supports academic publications including LC., a research journal on Le Corbusier, published by the Polytechnic University of Valencia.

The Foundation participates in the design of exhibitions and lends works from its collection to partner museums.

It exercises the moral rights of Le Corbusier and manages the reproductions rights for the entirety of his work (architecture, plastic works, books).


The Foundation Le Corbusier currently occupies the Maison Jeanneret. It is at the center of a national and international network of multiple partners : museums, universities, schools of art and architecture, schools, owners of architectural works, publishers, residents, communities, states, NGOs, UNESCO, ICOMOS, Docomomo, ICAM…

24 Corbusian sites in 21 cities and six countries have been labeled in 2019 « Cultural Itinerary of the Council of Europe » under the name « Destinations Le Corbusier : Architectural Walks (project led by the Association des Sites Le Corbusier).

Exposition Le Corbusier Œuvre plastique à Zurich © FLC / ADAGP