Saint-Pierre de Firminy Church
Construction works on this church by Le Corbusier in the French city of Firminy were stopped in the 1970's, with only the foundations and a base square built. Due to local political conflicts the project remained stalled from 1975 to 2003, when the local government declared the mouldering concrete ruin an 'architectural heritage' and financed its completion. Le Corbusier's former apprentice José Oubrerie, who worked initially on the scheme in his atelier, finished the church in 2006. Since there were no building plans left, he had to work with old pictures, models and sketches.