In addition to the two buildings in Switzerland, the 17 selected objects are located in Argentina, Belgium, Germany, France, India and Japan. They are evidence of Le Corbusier‘s unparalleled creativity and versatility in various contexts.
The two awarded buildings in Switzerland are:
Villa "Le Lac2 Le Corbusier
Le Corbusier is considered one of the most influential architects, designers and design theoreticians of the 20th century. Born Charles-Edouard Jeanneret in 1887 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, he studied architecture and moved to Paris, where he met, among others, industrial designer Peter Behrens. His concept of the house as a «machine for living» included functional furniture or «équipement de l’habitation».
Le Corbusier is seen as a key figure of the internationalization of architecture and urban planning, which has characterized the urban landscapes of the 20th century.