Le Corbusier Destinations : Architectural Promenades
“Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” certified in 2019
Le Corbusier Destinations: Architectural Promenades narrate the life and achievements of one of the major architects of the 20th Century.
Born in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, in 1887, Charles-Edouard Jeanneret - later called Le Corbusier - was a Swiss-French architect, designer, writer, urban planner. During his carreer, the internationally renowned artist designed buildings in many European countries as well as Japan and North and South America.
The Architectural Promenades of this tireless artist and traveller are the essence of this cultural route.
Throughout his life, Le Corbusier travelled to acquire new techniques and perfect his knowledge drawing inspiration from the countries visited and their artistic architectural and urban elements.
As a protagonist of the "Modern Movement" he introduced new ideas in Europe's architecture such as functionalism, purism and the link between nature and architecture.
The Association of Le Corbusier Sites proposes a cultural route including 21 cities, 6 countries and 24 architectural sites built by Le Corbusier. Intended for several audiences - families, individuals, groups, academics and schools - the cultural route encourages the traveller to discover the whole work built by Le Corbusier and its influence in Europe and beyond.
The route seeks to structure and develop cultural and touristic exchanges and joint activities among the European Le Corbusier sites.
Council of Europe values
Deeply humanistic, pluralistic in its sources, objectives and programmes, finally universalist in its impact and influences, Le Corbusier's work underlines the values promoted by the Council of Europe in the field of culture and cultural heritage.