An Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement

Scarcely any architect has characterised modern construction worldwide as much as Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, better known as “Le Corbusier”, who grew up in La Chaux-de-Fonds. 17 selected buildings in Argentina, Belgium, Germany, France, India, Japan and Switzerland are testimony to his incomparable creativity and versatility in a variety of contexts. Two of these buildings are located in Switzerland: “La Petite villa au bord du lac Léman” next to Lake Geneva in Corseaux and “L’Immeuble Clarté” in Geneva. Le Corbusier is a key figure in the internationalisation of architecture and town planning, which have marked urban landscapes around the world in the 20th century. Cultural Heritage since 2016.

Did you know?

• Le Corbusier was one of the first architects in the world to have built or designed on all five continents.

• Le Corbusier erected two houses for his parents: the “Maison Blanche” in La Chaux-de-Fonds and “La Petite villa au bord du lac Léman” in Corseaux.