Immeuble Clarté

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Immeuble Clarté

Immeuble Clarté is an apartment building in Geneva designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret starting from 1928 and built in 1931-32. It has eight stories and comprises 45 free plan units of diverse configurations and sizes.[1][2] It is one of Le Corbusier's key early projects in which he explored the principles of modernist architecture in apartment buildings, which later led to the Unité d'Habitation design principle.[3]

After it escaped demolition in the 1960s, the building was first renovated in the 1970s. After being again threatened with demolition in the early 1980s, in 1986 it was listed as a historic monument,[2] and since 2004 it has been proposed for inscription on the World Heritage List.[4]


  1. ^ Fondation Le Corbusier: "Immeuble Clarté, Geneva, Switzerland, 1930", retrieved 12 October 2012
  2. ^ a b City of Geneva: "Restauration de l'immeuble Clarté de Le Corbusier", 24 August 2007
  3. ^ Sherwood, Roger: "Modern Housing Prototypes", Harvard University Press, 1978
  4. ^ UNESCO: "Œuvre urbaine et architecturale de Le Corbusier", retrieved 12 October 2012

Further reading[edit]

  • Sumi, Christian: "Immeuble Clarté Genf 1932 von Le Corbusier & Pierre Jeanneret", Zürich: gta, ETH Zürich 1989, ISBN 3-250-50106-9

External links[edit]

Media related to Immeuble Clarté at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 46°12′0″N 6°9′24″E / 46.20000°N 6.15667°E / 46.20000; 6.15667