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MATKA CHOWK

One of the most famous landmarks in the city - Matka Chowk consists of a
fountain which is situated at the centre which resembles a matka. Thus the
name of chowk was derived from the shape of fountain.
It was a major junction which was conceptualized by renowed architect Le
Corbusier

MURAL AT THE CCA

The mural at the front facade of the CCA gets a lot of attention due to use of
vibrant colour. The mural depicts proportion. The mural is at the front side of
entrance.
FOUNTAIN IN SECTOR 17 PLAZA:

The main shopping and commercial centre of Chandigarh is Sector 17. This
vast commercial complex is a pedestrians paradise with four main piazzas
meeting at a chowk.In the center of plaza, is a fountain in the shape of fish
called as dove of peace sculpture, where water cascades down from one level
to another in geometrically shaped tanks, amidst delightful play of colourful
lights.

MURAL SECTOR 17
The mural in sector17 represent the whole Chandigarh in its own style. The
mural is made up of handmade colour tiles. It is a 3d representation of
elements of chandiagarh-emblem,sukhna lake, capitol
complex,roundabouts,sector 17 fountain and grid system.It was executed in
January 2007

TOWER OF SHADOWS
Designed to study the solar movement, this building served to Le Corbusier to support his
thesis that "it is possible to control the sunlight in the 4 corners of a building, play with it
even in a hot country and finally obtain low temperatures" .

Detail of the tower of the shadows. Behind the Assembly building

MONUMENT TO OPEN HAND.

This interesting composition, which is both a dove and an open hand ready to give, became
the symbol of Chandigarh. This mobile sculpture that rotates according to the wind direction,
represents the synthesis of the Swiss architect philosophy.

A few weeks before he died while swimming in the Mediterranean Sea in August 1965, Le
Corbusier wrote a letter called Mise au point, which says:
"This symbol of the Open Hand, open to receive the wealth created, to distribute to the
peoples of the world, must be the symbol of our age. Before I find myself one day (a little
later on) in the celestial spheres amid the stars of God Almighty. I shall be happy to see at
Chandigarh, in front of the Himalayas, which rise up straight upon the horizon, this Open
Hand, which marks for pre Corbu a deed, a certain distance covered, from you, Andr
Malraux, from you, my associates, from you, my friends. I ask help in realizing this symbol of
the Open Hand in the skies of Chandigarh, a city desired by Nehru. Gandhi's disciple."

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