Monday, June 5, 2017

Weissenhof Estate - Germany

 Last year UNESCO added 17 Le Corbusier projects to the World Heritage List, which are spread across seven countries. This card is from Germany and it was sent by Steffi. 

The Weissenhof Estate is a housing estate built for exhibition in Stuttgart in 1927. It was an international showcase of what later became known as the International style of modern architecture. Two of its buildings, designed by Le Corbusier, as well as several of his other works, were inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. - in: wikipedia

Photo: Christa Munkert
The two buildings Le Corbusier designed were intended as models for mass housing, and feature modular construction methods and mobile partitions to allow a flexible use of space.
Many of the buildings were unfortunately demolished during the second world war. However, Le Corbusier and Jeanneret's structure was purchased in 2002 by the City of Stuttgart to be preserved by the Wüstenrot Foundation.
Today, the building is home to a museum and visitors centre, known as the "Weissenhof Museum im Haus Le Corbusier". - in:

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