Franco-Swiss architect Le Corbusier‘s work (born Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris, 1887-1965) has been inserted today Sunday, July 17, 2016 in UNESCO World Heritage.
UNESCO’s annual session was held in Istanbul.
Nomination was proposed for Le Corbusier’s 17 works, distributed in 7 countries (France, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Argentina, Japan and India), as proof of global proportions of his work.
It was not the first time that the foundation tried to achieve recognition: the first nomination was in 2004 and in 2009 and 2011 the honor was denied.
UNESCO protected sites list, which already contains 1031 locations in 163 countries, thus extends from today.