New7Wonders has its headquarters at the Heidi-Weber-Museum in Zurich
The museum was the last building to be designed by Le Corbusier, one of the most renowned architects of the 20th century. This base, in the very heart of Europe, provides a focal point for the hosting of temporary and permanent educational exhibitions It is also a multi-media databank of New 7 Wonders documents and activities.
The Heidi-Weber-Museum is a “Gesamtkunstwerk” or complete work of art, and reflects the harmonic unity of Le Corbusier’s architecture, sculptures, paintings, furniture designs and his writings which is unique and possibly the only such existing structure in the world – a total work of art by a universal artist.
Located on the wooded shores of Lake Zurich, the building synthesizes Corbusier’s genius. It marks a radical change of his achievement of using concrete and stone so poetically. Le Corbusier framed his final masterpiece in steel and glass and thus created a signpost for the future. The artist made great use of prefabricated steel elements together with multi-coloured enamelled plates fitted to the central core, and above the complex he designed a ‘free-floating’ roof to keep the house protected from both the rain and the sun.
Here, Prof. Federico Mayor, former Director General of Unesco, and Chairman of the New7Wonders Panel of Experts, announced the 21 Finalists that took part in the final stage of the race to become one of the man-made Official New 7 Wonders of the World. And it is was also here where the 28 Finalists of the current Official New7Wonders of Nature campaign were announced on 21 July 2009.