Chosen from the work of le corbusier the 17 sites comprising this transnational serial property are spread over seven countries and are a testimonial to the invention of a new architectural language that made a break with the past. On the occasion of le corbusiers chandigarh being listed as a unesco world heritage site designboom republishes this original feature from march 20 2012 when we visited the architects.
The architectural work of le corbusier comprises 17 locations designed by the renowned french swiss architect who is seen as one of the pioneers of modern architecture.
Chandigarh world heritage site. Chandigarh capitol complex located in the sector 1 of chandigarh city in india is a government compound designed by the architect le corbusier and is a unesco world heritage site. As per the legends it was the place where bird jatayu fell after being bruised by ravana. Lepakshi temple is an incredible and stunning piece built here by the vijayanagara empire.
The transnational serial site of the architectural work of le corbusier an outstanding contribution to the modern movement argentina belgium france germany india japan switzerland along with sites in antigua and barbuda brazil and india. After years of deliberations the union ministry of culture has agreed to nominate chandigarh as a probable world heritage site a transnational nomination included as part of the famous french architect le corbusiers many works. Informing of the.
Unesco today listed chandigarhs capitol complex and sikkims national park home to the worlds third highest peak mount khangchendzonga among its world heritage sites approving all three nominations linked to india this session. The ruins of nalanda and the imperial city of delhi will be. Chandigarh capitol complex was declared as world heritage at 40th session of world heritage conference held in istanbul on july 2016.
The series shows the dissemination of his ideas over the world during a period of 50 years. Chandigarhs capitol complex was on sunday declared by unesco as world heritage at the 40th session of world heritage conference currently underway in istanbul turkey. The architectural work of le corbusier an outstanding contribution to the modern movement.
Unesco listed franco swiss architect le corbusiers works including the indian city of chandigarh which he planned in the 1950s among its world heritage sites. It is spread over an area of around 100 acres and is a prime manifestation of chandigarhs architecture. Todays approval comes two days after the ruins.
Istanbul turkey 17 julythe world heritage committee this morning inscribed four new sites on the world heritage list.