Capitol Complex

Capitol Complex, Sector 1, Chandigarh, 160001


The Capitol Complex is Le Corbusier's most spectacular work, which makes Chandigarh unique from other places of India. He conceived the master plan of Chandigarh as analogous to human body. The Capitol Complex consists of three architectural masterpieces: the Secretariat, the High Court, and the Legislative Assembly. These buildings stand separated by large piazzas and present awesome beauty in their subtle and most evocative grouping. All the three masterpieces stand together, representing the democratic India. In the middle is the giant metallic sculpture of The Open Hand, the official emblem of Chandigarh, signifying the city's credo of open to be given, open to receive. An 85-feet high monument, raised above the sunken trench, it was planned by Le Corbusier. Capitol Complex is basically a concrete structure that represents the monumental character authority of the government. Its three important monuments are described as under:

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