UNESCO ADDS 17 LE CORBUSIER PROJECTS TO WORLD HERITAGE LIST
Seventeen buildings of Le Corbusier, including "La Cité Radieuse" of Marseille built between 1947 and 1952 were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The decision was taken at the 40th session of the Unesco World Heritage Committee in Istanbul July 17, 2016. Quite impossible to visit Marseille without taking the time to check out the “Maison du Fada” (house of the crazy one), nickname given by La Cité Radieuse’s neighbours to Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, also known as Le Corbusier. Architecte, urbanist and true visionary. La Cité Radieuse would become a historical monument in 1995. In 2013, the rooftop gym would be invested by designer Ora-Ito to install an art foundation there: the MaMo, for Marseille Modulor. It reinforces the organic link that is being sewed here between Le Corbusier and HOM. Of course, you have Marseille and this 137 meter long, 56 meters high and 24 meter wide concrete trademark. However isn’t “imagining and building a product that adapts to gestures and to looks and thoughts” the very principle of a modern and urban clothing brand?