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[1] and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[2] 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.[3][4][5][6][7]. It was added in UNESCO World Heritage Site List in 2016.

Chandigarh Capitol Complex
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Palace of Assembly Chandigarh 2006.jpg
Palace of Assembly at the Capitol Complex
Official nameComplexe du Capitole
LocationChandigarh, Chandigarh capital region, India
Part ofThe Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement
IncludesPalace of Assembly, Secretariat Building, Punjab and Haryana High Court, Open Hand Monument
CriteriaCultural: (i), (ii), (vi)
Inscription2016 (40th session)
Area66 ha (0.25 sq mi)
Buffer zone195 ha (0.75 sq mi)
Coordinates30°45′26″N 76°48′24″E / 30.7573°N 76.8066°E / 30.7573; 76.8066Coordinates: 30°45′26″N 76°48′24″E / 30.7573°N 76.8066°E / 30.7573; 76.8066
Chandigarh Capitol Complex is located in India
Chandigarh Capitol Complex
Location of Chandigarh Capitol Complex in India

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  1. ^ "Le Corbusier's Capitol Complex a mess, in dire need of facelift".
  2. ^ "Chandigarh's Capitol Complex is now a UNESCO heritage site". Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Chandigarh's Capitol Complex is now a UNESCO heritage site: All you need to know". 18 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Capitol Complex, as Le Corbusier wanted it, remains incomplete - Indian Express".
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  6. ^ "UNESCO approves all 3 Indian nominations for heritage tag".
  7. ^ "Four sites inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. 15 July 2016. Retrieved 15 July 2016.