Chandi­garh, In­dia (1959)

Chandi­garh Sec­re­tar­iat by Le Cor­bus­ier

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Chandi­garh, the cap­i­tal of Pun­jab and Haryana states, is a great place to change trains be­tween Delhi and the north­ern hill sta­tions. But linger awhile. Planned by the Swiss-French au­to­crat-ge­nius Le Cor­bus­ier for In­dia’s first Prime Min­is­ter, Jawa­har­lal Nehru, it is unique in the coun­try: a highly planned sym­phony of round­abouts, squares and ex­tra­or­di­nary build­ings. One such is this long, raw-con­crete slab punc­tu­ated by a grid of brise soleils (sun shades) that keep the in­te­rior cool. Out­side, Corbu’s Open Hand mon­u­ment com­pletes the pic­ture. chandi­garh­

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