The search for ideal dimensions and a universally applicable system of proportions occupied Le Corbusier (1887–1965) throughout his life. The exhibition illustrates his in-depth research, showing models from nature such as snail shells and minerals but also references from art history ranging from Gothic to contemporary. The culmination of his quest was the development and application of the legendary Modulor system, which combines a human scale with the golden ratio. Le Corbusier perfected the programmatic Modulor figure and its geometric derivation in countless variations. Applying this series of measurements, he realized spectacular designs in typography, furniture, urban planning, and architecture—including his Zurich pavilion based on Modulor proportions.
Pavillon Le Corbusier
+41 43 446 44 68
Tram 2/4, Bus 33: Höschgasse
Partly wheelchair accessible
Until Sun, 26/11/2023
The exhibition pavilion is only open during the summer months.
Season 2023 starts at April, 21
Adult CHF 10/8*
Free admissionn for children up to the age of 16 and members