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Chandigarh rolls out heritage activities to mark Le Corbusier’s 50th death anniversary

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Le Corbusier, the architect of Chandigarh city, will be remembered by few institutions in the city on his 50th death anniversary on August 27th. The Chandigarh College of Architecture has already activated a series of sensitisation lectures and awareness programmes on the city and its uniqueness. Talks on the concept of modern heritage and urban planning is part of the scheduled programme. The city will also map out interesting heritage walks and tours which can be of interest to tourists.

Deepika Gandhi, assistant professor, Chandigarh College of Architecture in an exclusive with Express TravelWorld, informed, “We have taken on the work to build awareness on the city and its unique elements in our local education institutions and other setups. We have planned a series of activities to mark the 50th death anniversary of Le Corbusier and our work has already started in few areas. Building awareness amongst people is important as even the locals are disconnected with the heritage of this place.”

The famous Capital Complex area designed by Le Corbusier has been thrown open for public since April 2015 and is an interesting tourism attraction of the city.

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