In memory and honor of one of the great architects and designers of the 20th century India, Le Corbusier Center is a museum displaying photographs, paintings, furniture, and artefacts related to the works of Le Corbusier and pictures showcasing the conception of the city of Chandigarh. Glimpse the place where Le Corbusier along with his team conceived the design for Chandigarh and planned it beautifully.
Timing: 10 am to 5 pm (Monday closed)
Location: Sector 19B Old Architect Building, Madhya Marg, Chandigarh, Punjab
Entry Fees: Free
‘’Architecture is the masterly, correct, and magnificent play of masses brought together in light.’’ – Le Corbusier.
The most significant and skillful urban planner and architect of 20th century India, Le Corbusier was known for his imaginative vision and his plans for urban spaces with a modern and utilitarian approach. Le Corbusier along with his cousin and co-architect, Pierre Jeanneret, designed the city to execute Pandit Nehru’s vision of a modern city representing the essence of free India. In order to honor his work and his contributions towards making the city of Chandigarh, the Le Corbusier Centre was planned, formed, and inaugurated on 6th October 2008 by H.E. General S.F. Rodrigues. Because of his poignant and notable work, Le Corbusier is still widely quoted and respected even after half a century of his demise.
The museum has been set up in the same location where Le Corbusier with his team of architects created the designs and planned all other things. The front lawn of the complex is laid with stunning sculptures and installations while the museum building is relatively simple yet practical with one gallery exhibiting the photographs, furniture, and paintings of Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. The gallery is connected to different other rooms where artifacts and photographs pertaining to the conception of the modern city of Chandigarh are showcased. The museum also organizes short lectures by famous artists, art historians, writers from Chandigarh, etc., in the adjoining building, where several art workshops by Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi are also hosted.
The aim of the center is to preserve, protect, and display the archived material, paintings, documents, and photographs related to the creation of Chandigarh and to enlighten the youth about the architectural history of the city.