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December 11, 2023

Chandigarh Administration hosts the 7th International Standing Conference on Le Corbusier Works.

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Photo: The Open Hand Monument, designed by Le Corbusier, is a symbolic structure at Capitol Complex, Chandigarh, India. It is the emblem of the Chandigarh Administration and symbolizes “the hand to give and the hand to take; peace and prosperity, and the unity of mankind.” Image Credit & Copyright © Fernando Stankuns.

Chandigarh, India, December 10, 2023 — The Chandigarh Administration hosted the 7th International Standing Conference on Le Corbusier’s works at Chandigarh Secretariat, Sector 9, Chandigarh, India. Delegates from seven countries, France, Germany, Argentina, Belgium, Japan, Switzerland, and India attended the Conference. The meeting focused on Le Corbusier’s outstanding contribution to the modern architectural movement.

The Conference was attended in person by the delegates present: Brigitte Bouvier, Benedicte Gandini from Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris, Benoit Dubosson of Switzerland, De Graef Rudy from Belgium, and Kazuho Nakatani from Japan. The other state members were present online through video conference.

During the 40th World Heritage Committee meeting held in Istanbul in 2016, all concerned state parties gave presentations on Le Corbusier’s works. As part of the transnational serial property under “The Architectural Works of Le Corbusier,” the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh, India, was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Chandigarh boasts a marvelous example of Le Corbusier’s architecture, which includes the Capitol Complex.

In 2023, India assumed the Presidency, and the Fondation Le Corbusier Secretariat in Paris decided that the 7th International Standing Conference would be in Chandigarh. Since becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Conferences have been held from 2017 to 2022 under different state parties’ presidencies.

The Chief Engineer of UT Chandigarh gave a detailed presentation on the Conservation of the Capitol Complex, and the Chandigarh College of Architecture presented a detailed report on the Heritage Impact Assessment.

During the International Standing Conference, all the State parties exchanged their views regarding the instruments of restoration and preservation used by the State Parties.

Source: Chandigarh Administration

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