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Chandigarh, the ideal city of Le Corbusier in India

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French President Francois Hollande began his visit to India from the North, from the city of Chandigarh, designed over 60 years ago by the Franco-Swiss architect Le Corbusier. An oasis of peace and discipline in a country where usually dominate chaos and confusion.

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The project he was given in ’47 by Indian Prime Minister Nehru after independence; Le Corbusier was to build a symbol of hope, the idea of modern India, the ideal city. His urban plan included many green areas between the buildings; it was he who built most of the public buildings, such as the Palace of Assembly.Read More »Chandigarh, the ideal city of Le Corbusier in India