The work of the Swiss architect, which was part of the modernist movement in architecture, has been awarded special recognition in seven countries and has joined the eleven other Swiss sites listed since 1983.
Not only is Bern the capital of Switzerland, its old town has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1983.
A group of fortifications and castles earned Bellinzona its listing as a World Heritage Site in 2000.
An important line of defence since the Roman occupation, three castles and their fortifications are imposing reminders of the past.
Under the United Nations convention designed to protect the world's cultural and natural heritage of 'exceptional universal value', over the years nine Swiss sites have been listed for their cultural dimension and three for their natural beauty.
The last Swiss site to be added (in July 2016) to the prestigious list of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is in fact a series of Le Corbusier's works in different locations.
The Abbey of St Gall is a unique ensemble of historical buildings reflecting 12 centuries of continuous activity, with a magnificent baroque cathedral at its heart.
St Gallen's landmark monastic complex was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983 along with its library and archives.
Switzerland is known for its mountains and landscapes, but that is not all the country of Heidi and William Tell has to offer.
With 12 sites listed by UNESCO, the country is also renowned for its cultural heritage.
Rising steeply out of the vastness of Lake Geneva, the narrow vineyard terraces of the Lavaux winegrowing region stretch for nearly 30 kilometres along the shore from the Chateau de Chillon to the eastern outskirts of Lausanne in the Vaud region.