The Le Corbusier Centre, Chandigarh, India

PRESERVING CHANDIGARH HERITAGE

An Institution dedicated to the life, work and legacy of Le Corbusier – architect and planner of Chandigarh

– ‘The City Beautiful’

 

The Le Corbusier Centre was set up on October 6,  2008 on the occasion of the 121st birth centenary  of  Le Corbusier, to commemorate and preserve the work and legacy of Le Corbusier with specific reference to the modern architectural Heritage of Chandigarh. The Swiss-French architect used the office while conceptualizing the city almost six decades ago and now this old office in Sector-19 houses Le Corbusier Centre. The Centre displays and exhibits the life and works of Le Corbusier, so that tourists and future generations may be able to acquaint themselves with the rich cultural heritage of the city.

The Master Plan of Chandigarh was developed by Le Corbusier who also designed the Capitol Complex having architectural edifices and monuments like secretariat, assembly, high court, open hand, trench of consideration, martyr’s memorial, geometric hill, modular man, twenty four solar hours, tower of shadows and course of the sun and also established the architectural control & design of the main buildings of the city.

Chandigarh has been conceived as a living organism with close parallelism of functions. The administrative areas in the north comprising the secretariat, high court and assembly chamber is head, the education centre in the north east are limbs, the chief commercial and civic centre is the heart where the residential areas are analogous to the trunk to the organism. The network of roads and footpaths through which the circulation of traffic and population takes place is circulatory system. The spacious parks, green belts and other open spaces act as lungs of the city. The rivulet in leisure valley serves as spine.

 

Layout Plan and display of the exhibits in the Centre (East wingh):

Room No. : 1 Reception, Information and publications

Room No. : 2 Archival Records

Room No. : 3 Documents

Room No. : 4 Plans, Sections, Elevations, Sketches and Studies

Room No. : 5 Maps and Models

Room No. : 6 Photographs (B&W) and Colour and Translights

Room No. : 7 Committee Room, Master Plan of Chandigarh, furniture and selected colour reproductions of works of art of Le Corbusier

Room No. : 8 Reference, Research and Digital library  

Room No. : 9 Administration

Verandah: :    Exhibition Hall

‘Le Corbusier in Chandigarh’ : An exhibition of rare photo prints of  Le Corbusier and his foreign and Indian architects team who created Chandigarh – ‘The City Beautiful’ between 1952 and 1965.

Corridor:        Photo Gallery

Le Corbusier – A Multi Faceted Personality

Memorabilia/ Souvenir shop (west wing)

Souvenirs of Chandigarh

Exquisite collectables/ Souvenirs of Chandigarh are available to remain associated with the fond memories of Chandigarh – ‘The City Beautiful’. Takeaway Mementos to linger on with the nostalgia of the City ----- keep the memory afresh to visit Chandigarh again or keepsake of object a traveler brings home for the memories associated with it.

Nore : This tour can book only one week prior, as required Permit for this tour.

TOUR WITH CAR ONLY

In one Full day for 8 hrs 80 Kms below all places can cover if shown from outside. Incase you take time in each places by 2-3 hrs so all places may not cover,  only 4-5 places can cover.

1. Chandigarh, The Court of Justice 

2. The Secretaiat (Administration building)

3. The Palace of Assembly 

4. The Museum 

5. College of Art School

6.  The Open Hand Monument

7. The Club House (Boal Club)

8. The Tower of the Shadow

9. Rock Garden 

  • Package With Car Only

10. Rose Garden 

 

 

Entry Fees

Day Open

Closed on

Time open

Time close

1. Chandigarh, The Court of Justice 

 

Prior Permission to be taken from Govt Office.

 

Mon to Fri

 

Sat/Sun & All Bank Holidays

 

9am

 

4pm

 

2. The Secretaiat (Administration building)

 

Prior Permission to be taken from Govt Office.

 

Mon to Fri

 

Sat/Sun & All Bank Holidays

 

9am

 

4pm

 

3. The Palace of Assembly

 

Prior Permission to be taken from Govt Office.

 

Mon to Fri

 

Sat/Sun & All Bank Holidays

 

9am

 

4pm

 

4. The Museum 

 

Rs.10/- per person

 

Tue to Sun

 

Monday closed

 

9am

 

4pm

 

5. College of Art School

 

Prior Permission to be taken from Govt Office.

 

Mon to Fri

 

Sat/Sun & All Bank Holidays

 

9am

 

4pm

 

6.  The OpenHandMonument

 

Prior Permission to be taken from Govt Office.

 

Mon to Fri

 

Sat/Sun & All Bank Holidays

 

9am

 

4pm

 

7. The Club House (Boal Club)

 

Prior Permission to be taken from Govt Office.

 

Mon to Fri

 

Sat/Sun & All Bank Holidays

 

9am

 

4pm

 

8. The Tower of the Shadow ?

 

Prior Permission to be taken from Govt Office.

 

 

Mon to Fri

 

Sat/Sun & All Bank Holidays

 

9am

 

4pm

 

9. Rock Garden

 

Rs. 20/- per person

 

All Day

 

 

10am

 

5pm

 

10. Rose

 

F.O.C.

 

All Day X 24 hrs

 

 

 

 

Pls Note : Rs. 500/- Charges for Permission for Per Person on above list , Document Required  : Passport.

 

Entry free.

Wheel Chairs are available for physically challenged visitors.

 

General Information:

 

Timings:      10:00 am to 6:00 pm (Centre)

 

                   10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Souvenir shop)

 

Closed on Mondays and gazetted holidays

 

Photography is allowed.

 

Entry free.

 

Wheel Chairs are available for physically challenged visitors

 

 

 

For Tours

  • 7 days before Start of the tour No Charge
  • 3 Days before start of the tour 50 % of the amount will be refunded. 
  • Cancellation 48 hours or lesser no refund. 
  • For Refund thru Credit Card 5% Bank charges Applicable 

 

 

For Transfers

  • 24 Hours  before Start of the transfer.  
  • For Refund thru Credit Card 5% Bank charges Applicable 
Le Corbusier Tour Chandigarh / Punjab (CHD01)