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Chandigarh-the city

beautiful

THE PRESENTATION..
The inception of Chandigarh
The team of planners and

architects
The planning of the city
The components of the city

Chandigarh-the making of a modern city

The trauma of the partition

And the ecstasy of freedom..

"At the stroke of the midnight hour, when


the world sleeps, India will awake to life
and freedom. A moment comes, which
comes but rarely in history, when we step
out from the old to the newIndia
discovers herself again."
- Jawaharlal Nehru
(on Indian Independence Day, 1947)

The inspiration for the city

Let this be a new town, symbolic of the


freedom of India, unfettered by the traditions
of the past..
an expression of the nations faith in the
future.. Jawaharlal Nehru

The dream of two visionaries


I

have

welcomed

very

greatly one experiment in


India:Chandigarh.

Many

people argue about it; some


like it some dislike it. It is
the
India

biggest
of

example

in

experimental

architecture.
It hits you on the head
and makes you think.
Jawaharlal Nehru. Speech, 17 Mar 1959

Selection of site-1948
Key attributes

Central location in the state,


Proximity to the national capital ,
Availability of sufficient water supply,
Fertile soil,
Gradient of land for natural drainage,
Beautiful site with panorama of hills as
backdrop,
Moderate climate.

The Planner

A team of architects led by Le Corbusier in


1951.

Understanding Chandigarh

NORT
H

Garden City
Vertical and high rise buildings were ruled out,

1200
m

800m

The headCAPITOL

The brainThe
University

The heartCity
centre

The lungsLeisure
valley

BASIC FUNCTIONS
Living,
Working,
Circulation And
Care Of The Body And Spirit

BASIC FUNCTIONS
Living,
Working,
Circulation And
Care Of The Body And Spirit

Living- the Sector

The Sector

The housing

Living

BASIC FUNCTIONS
Living,
Working,
Circulation And
Care Of The Body And Spirit

Working- the commercial areas

Working- the commercial areas

The heart of the city.

BASIC FUNCTIONS
Living,
Working,
Circulation
Care Of The Body And Spirit

Circulation

Circulation

V -1 - Fast roads connectingChandigarhto


other towns;
V-2 -arterial roads.
V-3 --Fast vehicular roads;
V -4 -Meandering shopping streets;
V -5 -Sector circulation roads;
V -6 -Access roads to houses;
V -7 -footpaths and cycle tracks
Buses will ply only on V-I, V-2, V-3 and V-4
roads.
A wall shall seal the V-3 roads from the
sectors.

BASIC FUNCTIONS
Living,
Working,
Circulation And
Care Of The Body And Spirit

The use of an urban space meant for peace and relaxation to host high fervor festivals is
modelled on the Indian concept of a Mela.
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LEGACY OF MODERNITY

CHANDIGARH- ADAPTING TO THE

The Sukhna lake

Corbusiers Sukhna lake- an oasis


of tranquility

And ..A hub of activity

The Capitol Complex

The Assembly, the High Court and the


Secretariat buildings celebrating the three
pillars of democracythe Legislature, the Judiciary and the Executive
respectively

are

skilfully

and

holistically

integrated through the vast pedestrian plaza

The Capitol Complex

THE CAPITOL COMPLEX, CHANDIGARH. MANAGEMENT


PLAN

The Site Layout

The Capitol Complex-its strategic


location..

The High Court building

The Assembly building

The Secretariat building

The monuments

The creation of an architectural marvel

To summaries..
Chandigarh is a unique city in India and
the entire world.
it is our honor and duty to
preserve it.

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