Chandigarh Capitol Complex
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. It is spread over an area of around 100 acres and is a prime manifestation of Chandigarh's architecture. It comprises three buildings, three monuments and a lake, including the Palace of Assembly or Legislative Assembly, Secretariat, High Court, Open Hand Monument, Geometric Hill and Tower of Shadows.. It was added in UNESCO World Heritage Site List in 2016.
Punjab and Haryana High Court or palace of Justice at the Capitol Complex
Secretariat building, part of the Capitol Complex
The Shadow Tower, Capitol Complex. Le Corbusier constructed it in such a way that not a single ray of sun enters it from any angle (specifically in summer). The north side of this tower remains open because the sun never shines from this direction. Le Corbusier used the same principle for other Capitol Complex buildings as well.
|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
Palace of Assembly at the Capitol Complex
|Official name||Complexe du Capitole|
|Location||Chandigarh, Chandigarh capital region, India|
|Part of||The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement|
|Includes||Palace of Assembly, Secretariat Building, Punjab and Haryana High Court, Open Hand Monument|
|Criteria||Cultural: (i), (ii), (vi)|
|Inscription||2016 (40th session)|
|Area||66 ha (0.25 sq mi)|
|Buffer zone||195 ha (0.75 sq mi)|
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