Immeuble Clarté is an apartment building in Geneva designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret starting from 1928 and built in 1931-32. It has eight storeys and comprises 45 free plan units of diverse configurations and sizes. It is one of Le Corbusier's key early projects in which he explored the principles of modernist architecture in apartment buildings, which later led to the Unité d'Habitation design principle.

After it escaped demolition in the 1960s, the building was first renovated in the 1970s. After being again threatened with demolition in the early 1980s, in 1986 it was listed as a historic monument. In July 2016, the building and several other works by Le Corbusier were inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Founded: 1928-1932
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Jean-Michel Bozetto-Fernandez (50 days ago)
Un autre bâtiment emblématique de l’architecture moderne à Genève avec une renommée mondiale... On y croise parfois des architectes étrangers venant voir « l’œuvre ». Critiquable sur certains aspects, Le Clarté reste un exemple remarquable du Corbu. Il faut essayer de visiter un logement pour encore mieux l’appréhender.
Jon Izagirre (3 months ago)
Hidden gem! Surprising that this place is ignored by touristic guides, considering its significance in the history of architecture.
Daniel Zepeda (15 months ago)
Is a building designed by Pierre Jeanneret "Le Corbusier" finished in 1930 and refurbished in 2016. It is a privately owned building only available to see from the inside.
Francois Descols (2 years ago)
Magnifique immeuble de Le Corbusier très bien entretenu et restauré .
Isa Garro (2 years ago)
Obra de Le Corbusier en Geneve, genial
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