LE CORBUSIER’S WORK
AN OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE MODERN MOVEMENT
Inscription on the World Heritage List, on the 17th July 2016
INSCRIPTION OF LE CORBUSIER’S WORK
After the decision of the World Heritage Committee to inscribe the architectural work by Le Corbusier on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, Le Corbusier Foundation is happy to see that the universal value of the outstanding transcontinental series proposed by seven states was recognized by UNESCO.
By meeting the challenges that both society and architecture faced between 1910 and 1960 , Le Corbusier’s contribution to the Modern Movement instigated a forum of ideas at a world level. He invented a new architectural language, modernized architectural techniques and met the social and human needs of modern man.
The Foundation thanks all those who contributed to the admission of this application which was the result of a collective effort: the States taking part in the partnership (Germany, Argentina, Belgium, India, Japan, Switzerland, France), regional authorities, hosts of the buildings in the series, owners, inhabitants and users, as well as the experts associated to the project.
The protection of modern heritage, and more specifically Le Corbusier’s architectural work, is a long-term endeavour. The inscription of seventeen buildings or sites by Le Corbusier on the World Heritage List encourages us to do our best to maintain this heritage and pass it down to the generations to come. It also contributes to a better understanding of this complex and fragile heritage and to share it with as many people as possible.