French chapel designed by famed modern architect vandalized
January 31, 2014
The chapel of Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp, a famous work of the twentieth-century architect Le Corbusier, was recently vandalized, according to French media reports.
The only stained-glass window signed by Le Corbusier was shattered: “they broke into a thousand pieces the only glazing signed by Le Corbusier,” said Ronchamp’s deputy mayor.
Consecrated in 1955, the chapel, originally designed as a site of pilgrimage, is now part of a monastery of Poor Clare nuns.
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- Franche-Comté : actes de vandalisme dans la chapelle Notre-Dame-du-Haut, réalisée par Le Corbusier (RTL.fr)
- Ronchamp : la chapelle Notre-Dame-du-Haut de Le Corbusier vandalisée (Le Parisien)
- Notre Dame du Haut (Wikipedia)
- Battleground Ronchamp (Domus)
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Posted by: Billkrebaum6091 -
Jan. 31, 2014 8:04 PM ET USA
I wonder if there is any information available as the the possible motivation of the vandal(s)?
Posted by: New Sister -
Jan. 31, 2014 11:32 AM ET USA
My only concern is for the Blessed Sacrament. That church is so ghastly, the "vandals" did us all a favor if He were taken out as a result!