A controversial architectural career
Half a century after his death, Le Corbusier remains widely discussed. Despite his visionary and daring designs for which he was highly praised, the large scale and general failure of his collective living projects bring discredit to his work. Furthermore, his excessive use of concrete and his harsh break with popular, classic architectural trends are still the subject of debate.
Nevertheless, this did not stop UNESCO awarding his work world heritage status in 2016, with a total of 17 sites across the world being classed as heritage. With 10 of these sites in France and the rest spread across Switzerland, Japan, India, Belgium, Germany and Argentina, Le Corbusier is considered an internationally renowned architect, whose reputation persists even today.