DESCRIPTION – Chandigarh: City center and residential modernism
This is the second part of the ‘must-do’ itinerary of a Chandigarh architectural pilgrimage. It focuses on the residential and commercial designs located at the central city sectors and covers not only the “great works” by the European architects (Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Maxwell Fry and Jane Draw), as well as includes a lot of buildings by many of the Indians first generation architects flourished under the guidance of Pierre Jeanneret, who leadership of the Capitol Complex Team during more than ten years.
The itinerary starts at the Museums sector where you will visit Government Museum and Art Gallery (designed by Le Corbusier) and the Architecture Museum (designed by local architect S. Sharma) where you’ll got a better understanding about how was the city planned and the historic circumstances around it visiting the museum displayed panels under our guide explanations. The tour continues to the iconic Sector 17 or the heart of the city, that’s a modernist space like none other. On the way you will visit one of the most popular city parks, the Rose Garden. To conclude the architectural promenade, you will have a nice walk visiting the main typologies of Chandigarh Housing, designed by Pierre Jeanneret, Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew at the Sector 22. It was the very first sector that was developed by the architects as a model, and also one of the most popular markets besides the Sector 17.
Discover this tour in Chandigarh where you will visit its city center and the residential modernism through the architecture located at the central city sectors, like Sector 17. Our tours are focused on architecture and they are perfect for architecture lovers, experts and professionals as well as groups and student trips. Enjoy with Artchitectours guided visits around the world, made by professional guide-architects who will come along with us throughout the itinerary.