An Extraordinary Example of and Contribution to Modernism, Le Corbusier's Houses in the Weissenhof Estate in Stuttgart Share the Prestigious UNESCO Title.

On Sunday, July 17, 2016, the two Le Corbusier houses at the Weissenhof Estate in Stuttgart earned the title, "UNESCO World Heritage Site." This is the first World Heritage Site for Stuttgart and the 41st for Germany overall. Stuttgart won this status along with 17 other Le Corbusier houses from all over the world in France, Argentina, Japan, Belgium, Switzerland and India. This honor pays tribute to Le Corbusier's architectural work as an outstanding contribution to Modernism as an architectural movement that expressed the aesthetic, social and technical upheavals of the 20th century. Above all, the Stuttgart houses, which are already a sophisticated museum, are a fantastic draw for enthusiasts of art and architecture, history and design. The Weissenhofsiedlung (Weissenhof Estate) is considered one of the most important monuments of the "Neues Bauen" (new building) movement.

Photo:  Weissenhof Estate-Le Corbusier © Brigida Gonzalez