17 projects by architect Le Corbusier have been added to the UN Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (UNESCO) World Heritage list.

UNESCO’s World Heritage list aims to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. This is embodied in an international treaty called the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. Places such as the wilds of East Africa’s Serengeti, the Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Baroque cathedrals of Latin America are included in this list.

Le Corbusier’s 17 projects are spread over seven countries – France, Belgium, India, Japan, Germany, Argentina and Switzerland.

“The inscription on the World Heritage List of 17 buildings of sites by Le Corbusier represents a strong encouragement to continue all along Le Corbusier's built work to maintain this living heritage and to hand it down to future generations,” said Fondation Le Corbusier President Antoine Picon in a statement. “It also contributes to the understanding of that complex and fragile legacy and helps its dissemination to the widest audience.”

List of projects:

Unité d’habitation, Marseille, France

Image: Benedicte Gandini

Maison Guiette, Antwerp, Belgium

Image: VIOE

Capitol Complex, Chandigarh, India

Image: De Zeen Magazine

The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Japan

Image: Arch Daily 

Weissenhof-Siedlung Estate, Stuttgart, Germany

Image: Arch Daily 

Maison Curutchet, La Plata, Argentina

Photography by Oliver Martin-Gambier

Dominican Monastery of La Tourette near Lyon, France

Image: Arch Daily 

Villa Savoye near Paris, France

Image: De Zeen Magazine 

Notre-Dame du Haut, Ronchamp, France

Photography by Paul Kozlowski

Maison La Roche, Paris, France

Photography by Oliver Martin-Gambier 

Villa Le Lac, Corseaux, Switzerland

Image: Arch Daily 

Cité Frugès, Pessac, France

Image: De Zeen Magazine

Immeuble Clarté, Geneva, Switzerland

Photography by J J De Chambrier 

Immeuble Molitor, Paris, France

Image: Arch Daily 

Usine Claude et Duval Factory, Saint-Dié, France

Photography by Oliver Martin-Gambier 

Cabanon de Le Corbusier, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France

Image: Zeen Magazine 

Maison de la Culture, Firminy, France

Image: De Zeen Magazine