There is a total of 17 sites showing the architectural work of Le Corbusier, spread out over seven countries. Le Corbusier was considered to be a creative genius and designed completely unique buildings unlike any other in the world.
The architecture he designed was new and has influenced many architects after his time. His work inspired new trends, which can be seen around the world today. He modernized the techniques that were used in architecture to meet the needs of modern life.
Notre Dame du Haut
The Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp, France is one of his best works. It is a Modernist church which he combines with traditional architecture by way of the stained glass and high ceilings, which are meant to draw one’s attention to heaven.
Le Corbusier made this building unique by making the southern wall a narrow point, and expanding that point out to ten feet, which then curves around the building. The church’s windows are each a different size and cut in different angles, giving no order to the colored light dancing through the room.
Mill Owners’ Association Building
The Mill Owners’ Association Building in Ahmedabad, India is a comforting building that gave life to the area. This building is does not have many curves and is mostly made up of sharp edges. Each window has a slanting wall beside it, giving the building more depth.
Plants and flowers have been integrated into the surrounding area and on the building itself, giving a very welcoming feeling.
Villa Savoye in Poissy
The Villa Savoye in Poissy, France is one of his most famous works and is the epitome of the Modernist architecture movement. The building is built with geometry in mind and has a sleek appearance.
The windows are very long, but not tall. Narrow columns support the upper part of the building, which enclose a curved entrance on the bottom, and a solarium on the top.
Once complete, this building changed architecture by using reinforced concrete to have less internal walls holding up the weight, which gave more room on the inside.
La Roche-Jeanneret Project
The La Roche-Jeanneret Project in Paris, France is made up of two semi-detached houses, the Villa Jeanneret and the Villa La Roche. Paris had strict new building regulations when these were built, restricting windows.
Le Corbusier put in a roof terrace and skylights to make the most of any natural light. The roof terrace was built with a curve, giving the building asymmetry and a unique style.
17 sites in this World Heritage
- Maisons La Roche et Jeanneret
- Petite villa au bord du lac Léman
- Cité Frugès
- Maison Guiete
- Maisons de la Weissenhof-Siedlung
- Villa Savoye et loge du jardiner
- Immeuble Clarté
- Immeuble locatif à la Porte Molitor
- Unité d’habitation Marseille
- La Manufacture à Saint- Dié
- Maison du docteur Curutchet
- Chapelle Notre-Dame-du-Haut de Ronchamp
- Cabanon de Le Corbusier
- Complexe du Capitole
- Couvent Sainte-Marie-de-la-Tourette
- Musée National des Beaux-Arts de l’Occident
- Maison de la Culture de Firminy
Maisons La Roche et Jeanneret
Petite villa au bord du lac Léman
Maisons de la Weissenhof-Siedlung
Villa Savoye et loge du jardiner
Immeuble locatif à la Porte Molitor
Unité d’habitation Marseille
La Manufacture à Saint- Dié
Maison du docteur Curutchet
Chapelle Notre-Dame-du-Haut de Ronchamp
Cabanon de Le Corbusier
Complexe du Capitole
Musée National des Beaux-Arts de l’Occident
Maison de la Culture de Firminy
- Europe,Asia and the Pacific,Latin America and the Caribbean
- The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement
- Year of Registered
- Registered in 2016