11. The Tower of Shadows

Typology: Tower
Year: 1957

About: Designed to study the solar movement, this building served to Le Corbusier to support his thesis that it is possible to control the sunlight in the 4 corners of a building, play with it even in a hot country and finally obtain low temperatures.

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12. Neelam Cinema

Typology:Theatre
Year: 1950

About: Neelam Theatre, one of three cinemas built as part of Le Corbusier’s construction of Chandigarh, is revealed in these new images by British photographer Edmund Sumner.

Built in the early 1950s, Neelam Theatre is located in Sector 17, the commercial district of the modernist city that was famously planned by Le Corbusier in post-independence India.

13. House of Pierre Jeanneret In Chandigarh

Typology: Residence converted to a museum
Year: 1950

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About: The first ever house built in Chandigarh was that of Pierre Jeanneret. The home of the city’s first chief architect is located in Sector 5 right opposite the famous Sukhna Lake. Today, this home serves as a museum and tells the story of Jeanneret’s creative genius.

14. Mohali cricket stadium

Typology: Stadium
Year: 1993

About: The Punjab Cricket Association’s Inderjit Singh Bindra Stadium is a cricket ground located in Mohali, Chandigarh CR. It is popularly referred to as the Mohali Stadium. The stadium was built by Geetanshu Kalra from Ambala City and is home to the Punjab team. The construction of the stadium took around ₹ 25 crore and 3 years to complete.

The stadium has an official capacity of 26,950 spectators. The stadium was designed by Ar. Khizir. and Associates, Panchkula and constructed by R.S. Construction Company, Chandigarh.

15. Martyr’s Memorial Chandigarh

Typology: Memorial building
Year: 2006

About: The martyrs’ memorial was conceived by Le Corbusier to honour the memory of those who died fighting for the freedom of our country. The memorial has three components i.e. architectural with mythological symbols, sculptures like lion, snakes, man, and debris. The debris symbolise the downfall of the British Empire in India.

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An architect by profession, writer by passion, Aishwarya Hoonur has a vivid curiosity to observe common man’s situations, Penning these experiences down is her obsession. A girl next door who believes that, ‘in the world of crude construction, architecture is a musical reverberation.’

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