Palace of Assembly by Le Corbusier architect, at Chandigarh, India, to , architecture in the Great Buildings Online. Palais de l’Assemblée, Chandigarh, India, The plans published here represent the final version of the Palace of Assembly but contain certain errors. Le Corbusier’s Capitol Complex in Chandigarh, India, is one of 17 of his concrete buildings: the Palace of Assembly or Legislative Assembly.

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You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. Mayer was the first one to get the Chandigarh project Matthew Nowicki was invited to join the staff assembled to plan Chandigarh. His duties were to take the form of architectural control. The basic aim, stated Mayer, was a beautiful city. Two larger parks may be seen stretching through the city. The flatness of the site allowed almost complete freedom in creating street layout buildimg it is of interest to cjandigarh that the overall pattern deliberately avoids a geometric grid in favor of a loosely curving system.

The death of Nowicki necessitated the selection of a new architect for Chandigarh.

Madhya marg etc V3 are the corridors streets for vehicular traffic only V4…. In working up his designs, le Corbusier consulted the program for each building as given in the budget and then prepared the initial project.

Contemporary architecture of India – Chandigarh City Planning – Le corbusier

The discipline of technology Available in quantity, however, was good clay stone and sand, and, above all human labor. The materials of which Chandigarh has been constructed are rough concrete in the capitol complex and the central business district coebusier for most of the city, especially in housing, locally produced brick. The architectural problem consists; first to make shade, second to make a current of air[to ventilate],third to control hydraulics. The sector Taking Chandigarh as an example, we may see at once the democratic idea buildding allows us to devote an equal care to housing all classes of society to seek new social groupings, new patterns of education and public welfare, and made more possible by practical application of the scientific idea which through industrialism, gives us such benefits as piped water, electricity and cheap transport.


Each sector is designated by assenbly, the capital complex being number 1,with the remaining sectors numbered consecutively beginning at the north corner of the city.

At present crbusier are 30 sectors in Chandigarh, of which 24 are residential. The sectors at the upper edge of the city are of abbreviated size. In all type of housing ,partly because of the glazing expense, partly to keep out sun.

Contemporary architecture of India – Chandigarh City Planning – Le corbusier – The Archi Blog

As the most economical and readily available material for building at Chandigarh was locally made brick. This became the material of construction. Residential lots ranging in dimensions buildin 75 sq. Yards to sq yards.

This is because the capitol complex is contained within the boundaries of sector 3 extended to its full dimensions.

Government housing Le-Corbusier was responsible for the general outlines of the master plan and the creation of the monumental buildings, while Pierre Jeanerette, Maxwell fry and Jane drew were charged with the task of developing the neighborhood sectors with their schools, shopping bazaars, and the tracts of government housing. In the program presented to the architects,13 categories of houses were specified, each corresponding to chamdigarh level of government employment.

Parasol roof Forming arches Double roof Gap left between Two buildin Colored massive pillars Full height entrance Double roof Approached through roads Rough concrete finished ramp The entrance lobby is paved with whitish flag stone set in the rows of varying widths New scheme for painting the columns and portico walls in bright contrasting colors The inside wall to the left of the piers assemly to be black The adjacent pillar painted green The center pier would be yellow The right hand pillar is red And the remaining portico wall is primary blue The graet entrance hall of the high court is also been found in lacking protection bujlding the monsoon season The narrow curving ramp at the end of the entrance hall, which forms the main vertical circulation is exposed The horizontal circulation, consisting of open corridors on the rear facade ,is also corusier sheltered The assembly hall: The city center consists of different squares tied together by broad avenues.


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This sector is virtually uninhabited, but it is enlivened during the daytime by the many shops, bazaars, restaurant, cafes, banks and department stores. Corbusler is doubt that at present the city center still looks like an experiment. This was an express condition laid down by le Corbusier.

The club house was however necessity. The causeway- Chandigarh is surrounded by the rivers Patiali and Manimajra, which carry water only during the monsoon season.

The reinforced concrete construction is simple and plain, and its severe lines harmonize entirely with the natural setting.

Trees and shrubs were planted as a protective zone along these rivers, so that the city is now free of the inconvenience of this flying sand. One of these rivers has been dammed.

In the water boulevard was extended in the shape of a causeway, or dam, the retaining wall being more than 20 meters high and 4 kilometers long. This dam, with its width on top of 24meters, thus yielded a promenade.

The artificial lake created behind the dam has modified the climate of the city. Thanks a lot Like Like. It is […] Like Like. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an assmebly to log in: Email required Address never made public. This site uses cookies.

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