The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier

The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement is a World Heritage Site consisting of a selection of 17 building projects by the Franco-Swiss architect Le Corbusier.[1] These sites demonstrate how Modern Movement architecture was applied to respond to the needs of society and show the global range of a style and an architect.[2]

The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Includes17 sites on three continents
CriteriaCultural: (i)(ii)(vi)
Inscription2016 (40th Session)
Area98.5 ha (0.380 sq mi)
Buffer zone1,409.4 ha (5.442 sq mi)

List of the sites

PictureIDNameLocationCoordinatesProperty AreaBuffer Zone
1321-001Maisons La Roche et JeanneretFrance48°51′6.696″N 2°15′55.26″E0.097 ha (0.24 acres)13.644 ha (33.72 acres)
1321-002Petite villa au bord du lac Léman frSwitzerland46°28′6.29″N 6°49′45.61″E0.04 ha (0.099 acres)5.8 ha (14 acres)
1321-003Cité FrugèsFrance44°47′56.004″N 0°38′52.368″E2.179 ha (5.38 acres)26.475 ha (65.42 acres)
1321-004Maison GuietteBelgium51°11′1.201″N 4°23′35.7″E0.0103 ha (0.025 acres)6.7531 ha (16.687 acres)
1321-005Maisons de la Weissenhof-SiedlungGermany48°47′59.442″N 9°10′39.594″E0.1165 ha (0.288 acres)33.6213 ha (83.080 acres)
1321-006Villa Savoye et loge du jardinerFrance48°55′27.923″N 2°1′42.038″E1.036 ha (2.56 acres)155.585 ha (384.46 acres)
1321-007Immeuble ClartéSwitzerland46°12′0.576″N 6°9′23.072″E0.15 ha (0.37 acres)1.8 ha (4.4 acres)
1321-008Immeuble locatif à la Porte MolitorFrance48°50′36.204″N 2°15′4.644″E0.032 ha (0.079 acres)57.113 ha (141.13 acres)
1321-009Unité d’habitation MarseilleFrance43°15′40.932″N 5°23′46.248″E3.648 ha (9.01 acres)119.833 ha (296.11 acres)
1321-010La Manufacture à Saint-Dié frFrance48°17′26.952″N 6°57′0.9″E0.762 ha (1.88 acres)64.912 ha (160.40 acres)
1321-011Curutchet HouseArgentina34°54′40.83″S 57°56′30.57″W0.027 ha (0.067 acres)6.965 ha (17.21 acres)
1321-012Chapelle Notre-Dame-du-Haut de RonchampFrance47°42′16.164″N 6°37′14.808″E2.734 ha (6.76 acres)239.661 ha (592.22 acres)
1321-013Cabanon de Le CorbusierFrance43°45′34.992″N 7°27′48.24″E0.198 ha (0.49 acres)176.172 ha (435.33 acres)
1321-014Complexe du CapitoleIndia30°45′27″N 76°48′20″E66 ha (160 acres)195 ha (480 acres)
1321-015Couvent Sainte-Marie-de-la-TouretteFrance45°49′9.826″N 4°37′21″E17.923 ha (44.29 acres)99.872 ha (246.79 acres)
1321-016Musée National des Beaux-Arts de l’OccidentJapan35°42′55″N 139°46′33″E0.93 ha (2.3 acres)116.17 ha (287.1 acres)
1321-017Maison de la Culture de FirminyFrance45°22′59.484″N 4°17′20.641″E2.601 ha (6.43 acres)90.008 ha (222.41 acres)

Location maps

Location of sites throughout the world
Location of European sites in and around France


  1. UNESCO World Heritage List accessed 17 August 2016
  2. "The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
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