Discours et communiqués de presse

Christine Albanel, Minister for Culture and Communication, is
very pleased to announce the signing on 30th January of a
dossier for registration on the World Heritage List of UNESCO of
“The architectural and Urban Works of Le Corbusier” by six
countries: Germany, Argentina, Belgium, France, Japan and Switzerland.

30th juanary 2008

This official signing by the six partner States of the dossier for registration of “The architectural and Urban Works of Le Corbusier” will take place at the Ministry for Culture and Communication.

This dossier, which was previously chosen by the National Council of French World Heritage Assets (Comité national des biens français du patrimoine mondial), will be officially deposited at the World Heritage Centre on 31st January 2008. The World Heritage Council will make its decision in July 2009.

The dossier brings together twenty-two major works of Le Corbusier’s architectural and urban production spread throughout the world and presented according to different typologies: the workshop- residence,
the detached house, standardised housing, collective housing, sacred architecture, typical standard major programmes, urbanism and, last but not least, public buildings.

Christine Albanel is very pleased that six different countries are now taking part in this ambitious and innovative project initiated in France in 2002 by the Ministry for Culture and Communication and Fondation
Le Corbusier, and whose key interest is to propose a series of modern architecture established on an international scale.