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The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement is a world heritage site comprising 17 buildings on three continents by the Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier. It was added to the list of world heritages in 2016.


Map of Le Corbusier World Heritage

Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris (1887-1965), better known as Le Corbusier was one of the pioneers of modern architecture. While he designed many notable public buildings around the world (including the master plan of the planned city of Chandigarh), he is at least as famous for his innovative residential buildings.



  • 1 Curutchet House, Boulevard 53, 320, La Plata. Curutchet House is a landmark to visit in La Plata. It is located in a green, sunny area with plenty of plants and trees facing the “Paseo del Bosque” park. It is one of the very few buildings in the Americas designed by the famous architect Le Corbusier. He projected four levels with a ramp and a spiral staircase mainly because the piece of land where it was built was very narrow. Nowadays it houses the Buenos Aires Professional Association of Architects (Colegio de Arquitectos) and it is open to the public for tours and occasionally hosts events. Curutchet House (Q2982737) on Wikidata Curutchet House on Wikipedia


  • 2 Maison Guiette, Antwerp. Designed by Le Corbusier in 1926. Les Peupliers (Q23707656) on Wikidata Maison Guiette on Wikipedia


Unite d'Habitation Marseille
  • 3 Maisons La Roche et Jeanneret, 8-10 Place du Docteur-Blanche, Paris/16th arrondissement. Two adjacient villas, completed 1923–1925.
  • 4 Cité Frugès (about 10 km southwest of Bordeaux, in the suburb of Pessac is Quartiers Modernes Frugès). A 1920s housing development. Quartiers Modernes Frugès (Q2974657) on Wikidata Quartiers Modernes Frugès on Wikipedia
  • 5 Villa Savoye et loge du jardiner, Poissy, Ile de France (Poissy, north-west of Paris). One of the best known creations of this architect. Villa Savoye (Q940746) on Wikidata Villa Savoye on Wikipedia
  • 6 Immeuble locatif à la Porte Molitor, 24, rue Nungesser et Coli (Paris/16th arrondissement/Boulogne-Billancourt). An 8 story apartment building, built in 1932-34. Immeuble Molitor (Q3796698) on Wikidata Immeuble Molitor on Wikipedia
  • 7 Unité d’habitation (Marseille, take bus 21 from Rond-Point du Prado metro). The building is called "la maison du fada" (the house of the foolish) by indigenous people. The building contains a shopping street, a church, a children's school and housing. You can access the roof and enjoy the breathtaking view of Marseille between hills and sea. There is a bar/restaurant/hotel on the 3rd floor too. Unité d'habitation (Q1412364) on Wikidata Unité d'habitation on Wikipedia
  • 8 La Manufacture à Saint-Dié (Usine Claude et Duval) (Saint-Dié-des-Vosges). A textile factory. manufacture Claude-et-Duval (Q22960555) on Wikidata Usine Claude et Duval on Wikipedia
  • 9 Chapelle Notre-Dame-du-Haut de Ronchamp (Ronchamp). A chapel. Notre Dame du Haut (Q638250) on Wikidata Notre Dame du Haut on Wikipedia
  • 10 Cabanon de Le Corbusier (Roquebrune-Cap-Martin). The architect's vacation cabin at the Mediterranean, designed by himself. He drowned during a swimming trip while staying there. Cabanon de vacances (Q1809766) on Wikidata Cabanon de vacances on Wikipedia
  • 11 Couvent Sainte-Marie-de-la-Tourette (Eveux). A Dominican Order priory, built in the 1950s. Sainte Marie de La Tourette (Q1902867) on Wikidata Sainte Marie de La Tourette on Wikipedia
  • 12 Maison de la Culture de Firminy. The village of Firminy about 8 km southwest of Saint-Étienne is home to several buildings by the architect Le Corbusier. One of them, Maison de la culture de Firminy-Vert, is listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site. Cultural Centre of Firminy-Vert (Q3279767) on Wikidata Maison de la Culture de Firminy on Wikipedia


The Le Corbusier House at the Weissenhof Estate
  • 13 Weissenhof Estate (Weißenhofsiedlung), Rathenaustraße 1- 3, Stuttgart. A housing estate built for exhibition in 1927, features residential buildings by such famous architects like Le Corbusier, Peter Behrens, Walter Gropius and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. In two semi-detached houses, designed by Le Corbusier, there's a museum dedicated to the area. The historical building is not suitable for persons on wheelchairs. Weissenhof Estate (Q704665) on Wikidata Weissenhof Estate on Wikipedia


  • 14 The Capitol Complex (Chandigarh Capitol Complex), Sector 1. Most of the capitol complex is fenced off due to tight security, the open hand is accessible and from there you can see the main buildings, albeit in the distance. If you want a closer look at the Capitol, you need permission from the Tourist Bureau, in the ‘Deluxe Administration building’ in Sector 9, or (which is much more convenient) to the new tourist office just nearby the high court. . Bring your passport and prepare for the beginning of the most amazing experience in Indian bureaucracy. The tourist bureau gives you three letters giving you permission to visit the three main buildings of the Capitol complex, The Secretariat, the High Court and the Assembly, but it may take hours for you to obtain the letters. Chandigarh Capitol Complex (Q25931399) on Wikidata Chandigarh Capitol Complex on Wikipedia


National Museum of Western Art
  • 15 National Museum of Western Art (国立西洋美術館, Kokuritsu Seiyō Bijutsukan), Tokyo/Ueno. Houses an extensive collection of Western art, including the original of Rodin's famous The Thinker. National Museum of Western Art (Q1362629) on Wikidata National Museum of Western Art on Wikipedia


  • 16 Villa Le Lac (Petite villa au bord du lac Léman), Route de Lavaux 21, Corseaux (in the Corseaux district, west of downtown). Designed by Le Corbusier in 1923. Le Lac villa (Q1519685) on Wikidata Villa Le Lac on Wikipedia
  • 17 Immeuble Clarté, Geneva. An avant-garde building designed by Le Corbusier in 1931/32. Immeuble Clarté (Q663110) on Wikidata Immeuble Clarté on Wikipedia

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