Hello, everyone, I completely agree with
and based on my visit, Sainte-Marie de la Tourette in Eveux. Chandigarh seems to be also at that level
. The convent of La Tourette is another example of a first class building from Le Corbusier, suitable for the list. He based it from his visit, as a student, to the Certosa di Ema, near Florence, and his study of this monastic complex also helped him refine his residential projects, particularly on what is a basic residence unit. In La Tourette and the Unité in Marseille, he put this study into work. Also, it is architecturally magnificent, beautifully set on its landscape, and the chapel is a simply outstanding work of material and light.
I also agree that it is a very heterogeneous nomination, and therefore, was rejected years ago, who knows what will finally happen this year. I would also make a case for the Pavillion Suisse in the Universitary City, the Cité Refuge and the Roche-Jeanneret Villas, all of them in Paris, and which highlight principles that he later applied in his major works in the 1945-1965 era. But I have to confess that since I was an architecture student, I really began to love the architecture of Le Corbusier. Even to the point that here my university, the Alliance Française and the Jade Museum organized an exhibition on his works, when I visited it with a swiss friend, I explained it to her like if I was a scholar on his work. Even the exhibition keepers began to ask me questions.
Back to the WH, I can't avoid to think that even if just La Tourette, Ronchamp, Chandigarh, the Ville Savoye, and the Unité d'Habitation were to be inscribed, there is still one major work from he that is missing: the Villa Stein de Monzie, in Garches. It is from almost the same time of the Ville Savoie, and even Le Corbusier recognized its importance and put it au pair with his other most known villa. An interesting fact is that both villas had their internal and facades compositions based on two Palladio villas: respectively Villa Capra and Villa Foscari, an effect of Le Corbusier's deep admiration of Palladio.
I can't wait to April to find out what the final Icomos report says.