11 Nov-29 Feb. The Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoin examines the history of Chandigarh, the first planned city in post-independence India, whose masterplan was designed by Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier in the early 1950s.
Celebrated internationally for its architecture and urban design, Chandigarh is now a thriving modern city and current capital of India's northern Punjab region.
The exhibition showcases the city's origins (Le Corbusier reworked earlier plans by Polish architect Maciej Nowicki and American planner Albert Mayer), highlights its population growth (from 120,000 in 1961 to 1,200,000 today), and asks how the city's architectual heritage can be preserved into the future.
On display are original sketches and plans, as well as scale models and film footage.
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 11.00-19.00. Thurs 11.00-21.00. Tues closed.
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Chandigarh: 50 ans après Le Corbusier
Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoin, 1 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, tel. (+33)158515200.