Le Corbusier au patrimoine mondial
Le Corbusier joins the World Heritage list An exceptional group of 17 iconic buildings designed by the architect Le Corbusier, and scattered across seven countries (Argentina, Belgium, France, Germany, India, Japan and Switzerland) has just been added to the very prestigious list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. France is home to ten of these sites: the Maisons La Roche and Jeanneret (1923) in Paris; the Cité Frugès (1924) in Pessac (Gironde); the Villa Savoye (above) and the gardener’s lodge (1928) in Poissy (Yvelines); the house at Porte Molitor (1931, right) in Boulogne-Billancourt (Hauts-de-Seine); the Unité d’Habitation, also called Cité Radieuse (1945), in Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône); the Manufacture (1946) in Saint-Dié-des-Vosges (Lorraine); the Notre-Dame-du-Haut chapel (1950) in Ronchamp (Haute-Saône); Le Corbusier’s Cabanon (1951) at Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (Alpes-Maritimes); the Sainte-Marie-de-la-Tourette convent (1953) in Eveux (Rhône), and the Maison de la Culture (1955) in Firminy (Loire).
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