Take advantage of the search to browse through the World Heritage Centre information.

Capacity Building
Credibility of the World Heritage ...
Inscriptions on the World Heritage ...
International Assistance
List of World Heritage in Danger
Operational Guidelines
Outstanding Universal Value
Periodic Reporting
Reinforced Monitoring
Tentative Lists
Working methods and tools
World Heritage Convention

Decision 45 COM 7B.175
The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement (Argentina, Belgium, France, Germany, India, Japan, Switzerland) (C 1321rev)

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC/23/45.COM/7B.Add.2,
  2. Recalling Decision 44 COM 7B.152 adopted at its extended 44th session (Fuzhou/online, 2021),
  3. Welcomes the enhanced cooperation between States Parties for the conservation of the property, in particular through regular meetings of the International Standing Conference;
  4. Acknowledges the efforts made by the States Parties to undertake Heritage Impact Assessments (HIAs) for proposed works in the different components of the property, also welcomes the submission of three HIA reports for proposed works at the Capitol Complex of Chandigarh (India), and requests the States Parties to consistently notify the World Heritage Centre of new projects within the property and its buffer zone that may have a negative impact on the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property and to approve only approve those project proposals for which HIAs, conducted in line with the Guidance and Toolkit for Impact Assessments in a World Heritage Context, do not identify a negative impact;
  5. Recommends that the projects for the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning ancillary structures project, for the Multilevel basement car park project and for the Holistic Development of Punjab and Haryana High Court Project in the Capitol Complex of Chandigarh be suspended, in view of the negative impacts resulting from the HIA reports, and that alternative locations and solutions be sought, which do not impact on the OUV of the property, and also requests the State Party to submit the new proposals to the World Heritage Centre for review by the Advisory Bodies;
  6. Further requests the State Party of India that the recommendations contained in the ICOMOS Technical Review of the three proposed projects for the Capital Complex of Chandigarh, a component of the property located in India, be implemented prior to the commencement of any construction;
  7. Finally requests the State Parties to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 December 2024, an updated joint report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 47th session.
Context of Decision