Association Maison blanche

Classified as an important national monument, but abandoned for many years, la Maison blanche could be revived thanks to the commitment of citizens from all walks of life who founded the Association on January 31 st 2000.

With the support of the public, foundations and private donors, the Association Maison blanche was able to realize this ambitious project: The acquisition of the property and its complete restoration while simultaneously respecting the work of the architect, and thus permitting it to be opened to the public, to schools of architecture and art, to political representatives, and to the economic world....

The multidisciplinary studies conducted in view of the restoration enormously enriched our knowledge of the Maison blanche. It enchants us, bears witness to the value of this treasured heritage of La Chaux-de-Fonds and illuminates this significant trajectory in the career of Le Corbusier: a necessary link between his education and his mature works!

At the moment, the Association has about 350 members and the Maison blanche welcomes up to 4’000 visitors yearly thanks to a group of dedicated volunteers.