Chandigarh-the City Beautiful designed by a Swiss- French architect Le Corbusier pays tribute to the ultimate contribution of his times to our city with the establishment of Le Corbusier Centre in Chandigarh.
The centre has been established by the Chandigarh Administration in the heart of the beautiful city Chandigarh to applaud the works of Le Corbusier in planning Chandigarh.
Location of Le Corbusier Centre
Le Corbusier Centre also called as the Old Architect Building is located in Sector 19 B, on the Madhya Marg. This place was formerly used as the office space by the legend himself.
The best feature about this office turned museum lies in the fact that Le Corbusier along with his team of urban planners used the space while conceptualising the entire city six decades ago.
Operational Working Hours and Entry Fee
Breaking the conventions of operational working days, Le Corbusier Centre, Chandigarh remains open from Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Mondays and Tuesdays being the official off day for the Centre enables us to enjoy our weekends at this magnificent creation retained and maintained for over six decades by the department. It is well said that “All the good things in the world are free.” Following the same notion, entry to this historical place is absolutely free making it all the more attractive for travellers and explorers from all the corners of the world to fascinate their eyes and go back to the era of Le Corbusier.
Attractions of Le Corbusier Centre, Chandigarh
- Presence of archival resources, i.e. drawings, documents, photographs
- Small-scale artifacts of ‘Movable Cultural Heritage’ such as furniture, furnishings, fittings, etc.
- Photo Gallery, Maps, Sketches, Models and Studies
- Free Entry
- Sunday open
- Historic significance
- Located in the heart of Chandigarh
- Easy Access
- Reference, Research and Digital library
- Exhibition Hall and much more
Besides contributing to the ongoing international deliberations about the policies for conserving Modern Heritage, Le Corbusier Centre in Chandigarh is a landmark as the first ever project of conservation and adaptive re-use undertaken by the Chandigarh Administration.
The original building was designed with particular attention to Chandigarh’s mandate of cost-effective and climate responsive design approach. With the passage of time several innovations had been introduced in order to maintain the centre which now is a little different than what it used to be like. The introduction of concepts of ‘sustainability’ and ‘green architecture’, the centre boasts of a modest and simple yet elegant design.
So, go back to the era when Chandigarh was never the way it looks like now and feel the air of antiquity in you.
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