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Icomos - the UN's architectural heritage advisory body - has chosen Geoffrey Copcutt's muchmaligned Scottish town, Cumbernauld, as one of the best examples of 20th century British architecture. Inspired by Le Corbusier, the town, constructed in the 1960s, was part of the new town building programme of the 1950s and '60s. Icomos argues that the town is 'an exemplar of high-quality design worthy of respect and preservation'.

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