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    Gallery: 17 Le Corbusier projects named as UNESCO World Heritage Sites

    Nicholas Rider

    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 

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