UNESCO lists Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier’s works among World Heritage Sites


Posted on:19 Jul 2016 09:22:50

UNESCO lists Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier’s works among World Heritage Sites
19 July 2016 Current Affairs: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has listed Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier’s works among its World Heritage Sites list. 

In this regard, announcement was at the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) of UNESCO held in Istanbul in Turkey. Le Corbusier works were added in the list in recognition of his contribution in spearheading the modern architectural movement after World War I, with an emphasis on functionality, bold lines and materials such as concrete, iron and glass. 

His 17 sites across spread across seven countries France, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Argentina, Japan and India have been added in the World Heritage Sites list. 

Le Corbusier : Born on October 6, 1887. Died on August 27, 1965. He was Swiss-French architect, urban planner, designer, painter, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture. His architectural career spanned five decades, with his buildings constructed throughout Europe, India, and the Americas. 

Famous Works : Some of his architectural masterpieces included in the World Heritage Sites list are La Cite Radieuse housing project in Marseille, Dominican monastery of La Tourette near Lyon and La Villa Savoye near Paris. Corbusier also had prepared the master plan for the city of Chandigarh in India and contributed specific designs for several buildings including Chandigarh’s Capitol Complex.


Subscribe to Current Affairs

Enter your email to get daily current affairs

Current Affairs June 2017

23 JUNE
NEWS
22 JUNE
NEWS
21 JUNE
NEWS
20 JUNE
NEWS

Current Affairs May 2017

31 MAY
NEWS
30 MAY
NEWS
29 MAY
NEWS
27 MAY
NEWS

Current Affairs April 2017

29 APRIL
NEWS
28 APRIL
NEWS
27 APRIL
NEWS
26 APRIL
NEWS