Bid for world heritage status for Le Corbusier projects

Bid for world heritage status for Le Corbusier projects

Works by Franco-Swiss architect Le Corbusier will be considered for Unesco’s World Heritage list when the UN cultural agency gathers in Istanbul on Sunday to review candidates.

This year 29 applications are being considered by the World Heritage Committee,  which consist of representatives from 21 countries, each serving six-year terms.

A dossier for the work of architect Le Corbusier, after failed attempts in 2009 and 2011, has been revamped and comes with high marks from a committee of experts who evaluate the submissions.

It lists 17 sites across seven countries — France, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Argentina, Japan and India — to show the global reach of the work of  Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known as Le Corbusier.

The creations show the contributions of Le Corbusier to the Modern Movement that emerged after World War I with an emphasis on functionality, bold lines and new materials such as concrete, iron and glass.

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