Since July 17, 2016, 17 Corbusian buildings or sites have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, as part of the series « The architectural work of Le Corbusier, an outstanding contribution to the modern movement ».
The seventeen sites
This inscription is the result of the collective work of the seven partner States (Germany, Argentina, Belgium, India, Japan, Switzerland, France), the communities, the managers, the owners and the inhabitants of these places:
- Les Maisons La Roche et Jeanneret, Paris, Île-de-France, France
- La Petite villa au bord du lac Léman, Corseaux, Vaud, Switzerland
- La Cité Frugès, Pessac, Aquitaine, France
- La Maison Guiette, Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium
- Maisons de la Weissenhof-Siedlung, Stuttgart, Bade-Wurtemberg, Germany
- La Villa Savoye et loge du jardinier, Poissy, Île-de-France, France
- L’Immeuble Clarté, Geneva, Switzerland
- L’Immeuble Locatif à la Porte Molitor, Paris, Île-de-France, France
- L’Unité d’Habitation, Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France
- La Manufacture à Saint-Dié, Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, Lorraine, France
- La Maison du Docteur Curutchet, La Plata, Province de Buenos Aires, Argentina
- La Chapelle Notre-Dame-du-Haut, Ronchamp, Grand Est, France
- Le Cabanon de Le Corbusier, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France
- Capitole Complex, Chandigarh, Penjab, India
- Le Couvent Sainte-Marie-de-la-Tourette, Éveux, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
- Musée national des Beaux-Arts de l’Occident, Taito-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
- La Maison de la Culture de Firminy, Firminy, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
The varied uses of these buildings represent the richness and diversity of the projects carried out by Le Corbusier : individual houses, collective housing buildings, industrial buildings, cultural and religious buildings, and administrative buildings. Some of them are open to the public.
Preserve the Corbusian heritage
Le Corbusier’s contribution to the modern movement, addressing the challenges that society and architecture faced between 1910 and 1960, sparked a worldwide debate of ideas, invented a new architectural language and modernized construction techniques, and provided answers to new social and human needs.
The Secretariat of the Standing Conference of UNESCO
The management and monitoring of the 17 sites of the Series are carried out by the States Parties, which are responsible for their properties.
The Standing Conference, which meets annually coordinates the management of the Series.
The Foundation Le Corbusier, universal legatee of Le Corbusier, owner of three buildings included in the Series, has been entrusted by the States Parties with the Secretariat of the Standing Conference. It participates in the management of the Series, makes its archives available, in particular those of the restorations, advises the State Parties on the conservation of the work, and develop actions of communication and promotion of the Series.
Within the framework of its missions, the Foundation has coordinated the design and production of the website presenting the Series, which it also monitors.