The Pavillon Le Corbusier on Lake Zurich is considered an architectural jewel. The building was initiated by Heidi Weber, who commissioned Le Corbusier and oversaw its completion in 1967. It is the last building designed by the important architect and his only building made of steel and glass. After extensive renovation, the structure now shines in new splendor and invites visitors to take a unique architectural promenade through its various floors. Since 2019, the pavilion is run as a public museum by the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich on behalf of the City of Zurich.
The Pavillon Le Corbusier exists thanks to the lifelong commitment of the interior designer, gallery owner and patron Heidi Weber. She convinced Le Corbusier to design this museum building in 1960. She financed its construction with her own funds as a single mother, brought the project to completion despite many difficulties and ceremoniously opened it on 15 July 1967 as the Centre Le Corbusier – Heidi Weber Museum.
Heidi Weber directed and curated the museum for 50 years. During this period, she organized numerous exhibitions to convey Le Corbusier’s work and ideas as a total work of art to a broad public.
Since 2019, the listed Pavillon Le Corbusier is operated by the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich on behalf of the City of Zurich. The city and the museum wish to thank Heidi Weber for her great cultural achievement.
Original version of the film about the creation of Pavillon Le Corbusier (1965–67)
Authors: Fredi Murer and Jürg Gasser
Production: Heidi Weber with the support of the Federal Office of Culture, 1967
Grundriss EG, Pavillon Le Corbusier, Baueingabe 1961
Grundriss OG, Pavillon Le Corbusier, Baueingabe 1961
Grundriss DG, Pavillon Le Corbusier, Baueingabe 1961
Ansicht Nord, Pavillon Le Corbusier, Baueingabe 1961
Längsschnitt A, Pavillon Le Corbusier, Baueingabe 1961
Ansicht Süd, Pavillon Le Corbusier, Baueingabe 1961
Ansicht Ost, Pavillon Le Corbusier, Baueingabe 1961
Querschnitt A, Pavillon Le Corbusier, Baueingabe 1961
Ansicht West, Pavillon Le Corbusier, Baueingabe 1961
Querschnitt B, Pavillon Le Corbusier, Baueingabe 1961
A unique architectural promenade invites visitors to discover the exhibition pavilion on several floors. The museum hosts one temporary exhibition a year to commemorate the richly faceted work and radiance of this important architect.
The Pavillon Le Corbusier offers a vibrant educational program that provides in-depth insights into the work of the great architect as well as inspiration and material for visitors’ own ideas and creative processes. The museum offers special programs for school classes and young children.
The Pavillon Le Corbusier offers an exclusive setting for your next event. Outside museum opening hours, the architectural jewel on the shore of Lake Zurich is available for events with up to 100 persons.