Le Corbusier and Switzerland
22 February 2019
The career of one of Switzerland’s most famous architects started at the School of Art in La Chaux-de-Fonds. Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, who adopted the pseudonym Le Corbusier in 1920, was born in 1887 in la-Chaux-de-Fonds (Canton Neuchatel). He died in 1965.
The Pavillon Le Corbusier in Zurich (www.pavillon-le-corbusier.ch) and the Maison Blanche in La Chaux-de-Fonds (www.maisonblanche.ch) tell the story of his life and work.
(Source: C. Courtiau, Le Corbusier. Education and Training, Projects and Constructions in Switzerland, Bern 2012).