Sainte Marie de La Tourette World Heritage Site

Convent located in Rhône, in France

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Convent Sainte-Marie de La Tourette
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General information
Architectural styleModernist, International
Town or cityÉveux, Rhône-Alpes
Construction started1956
Design and construction
ArchitectLe Corbusier
Official nameThe Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement
Criteriai, ii, vi
Designated2016 (40th session)
Reference no.1321-015
State PartyFrance

Sainte Marie de La Tourette is a Dominican Order priory, located on a hillside near Lyon, France designed by the architect Le Corbusier, the architect’s final and most important[citation needed] building. The design of the building begun in May 1953 and completed in 1961. The committee that decided the creation of the building considered that the primary duty of the monastery should be the spiritual awakening of the people and in particular the inhabitants of nearby areas. As a result, the monastery was constructed in Eveux-sur-Arbresle, which is just 25 km from Lyon and is accessible by train or car.

In July 2016, the building and several other works by Le Corbusier were inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.[1]

  1. ^ "The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Retrieved 19 July 2016.

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