Open ProgramArchitectural models of Le Corbusier’s works


At the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee, held in Istanbul in July 2016, the architecture of Le Corbusier was designated as a World Heritage for its “outstanding contribution to the modern movement.” This heritage, consisting of 17 works in seven countries, including the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, attracted a great deal of attention in Japan.

The Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art collection includes 20 architectural models of Le Corbusier’s works. The models were created by countless architecture students with the cooperation of architectural departments throughout Japan at the behest of Kurokawa Kisho, who designed the museum. In this special display, we present the models of three works that are part of the World Heritage: Maison La Roche-Jeanneret, Chapelle Notre Dame du Haut, and Couvent de la Tourette.
Kurokawa frequently cited Le Corbusier’s influence on his work. This opportunity to encounter the architectural notions of Le Corbusier, the founder of modern architecture, in a space designed by Kurokawa is sure to provide a wealth of discoveries.