The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement

Brief description

Chosen from the work of Le Corbusier, the 17 sites comprising this transnational serial property are spread over seven countries and are a testimonial to the invention of a new architectural language that made a break with the past. They were built over a period of a half-century, in the course of what Le Corbusier described as “patient research”. The Complexe du Capitole in Chandigarh (India), the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo (Japan), the House of Dr Curutchet in La Plata (Argentina) and the Unité d’habitation in Marseille (France) reflect the solutions that the Modern Movement sought to apply during the 20thcentury to the challenges of inventing new architectural techniques to respond to the needs of society.

Unesco WHS list ref:  1321

I have never visited this site.

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india-corbusier-chandigarh

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Historic Centre of Brugge

Brief description

An outstanding example of a medieval historic settlement, which has maintained its historic fabric as this has evolved over the centuries.

Unesco WHS list ref:  996

I’ve visited Brugge twice, its a pretty little town. And if you plan, you can see 3 unesco sites in one day: the town centre, the beguinhof and the belfy!

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Belgium-Brugge-Gruuthuuse-2

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Major Mining Sites of Wallonia

Brief description

The four sites of the property: the Grand-Hornu, Bois-du-Luc, Bois du Cazier and Blegny-mine sites, form a strip 170 km long by 3–15 km wide, crossing Belgium from east to west. They are the country’s best-preserved 19th- and 20th-century coal-mining sites.

Unesco WHS list ref:  1344

I’ve never visited this part of Belgium.

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Stoclet House

Brief description

Stoclet House was designed and built in Brussels from 1905 to 1911 by one of the founders of the Wiener Werkstätte movement, the Austrian architect Josef Hoffmann. It marks a high point of the art nouveau style and also heralds art deco and the modernist movements.

Unesco WHS list ref:  1298

I saw a TV programme about this site once, and I dont think it is open to the public, but if I ever hear about tours, it does sound an amazing place.

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Plantin-Moretus House-Workshops-Museum Complex

Brief description

The Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp is a printing plant and publishing house dating from the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

Unesco WHS list ref:  1185

I haven’t visited Antwerp yet, but when we do, this site will be on our list.

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antwerp1

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Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai

Brief description

The cathedral was built in the first half of the 12th century. It has a Romanesque nave of extraordinary dimensions, a wealth of sculpture on its capitals and a transept topped by 5 towers, all precursors of the Gothic style.

Unesco WHS list ref:  1009

I’ve never visited Tournai.

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tournai1

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