About the walk

The Chandigarh Architecture Museum is one of three museums that lie in the Sector 10 museum complex. The building that houses the Architecture Museum was designed by architect S.D. Sharma, who trained directly under Corbusier and Jeanneret. The basic design of the building is based on a building created by Corbusier as an exhibition pavilion in Zurich, Switzerland. After Corbusier’s death, Sharma was entrusted with the task of designing the building for the City Museum and overseeing its creation.

The Architecture Museum building had to be conceptualised and designed in a way that was consonant with the adjacent Art Museum. The building is a fabulous example of modernism done the right way. The museum displays original letters and correspondence between administrators and the architects who created Chandigarh’s blueprint. Original drawings and plans for the city are displayed, along with photographs of the developing city in various stages.

Come join us as we explore the beginnings of the city of Chandigarh, as well as explore the history of the Partition of India.

Walk Time
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Walk Date
Meeting Time
09:45 am
Celebrating International Museum Day - Exploring Chandigarh’s Architecture Museum
In Association with
WalkaroundIndia

Walk Leader

Dr. Avita Khawas
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Duration

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meeting Time09:45 am

Meeting Point

Outside Chandigarh Architecture Museum

MediumEnglish

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About the Walk

The Chandigarh Architecture Museum is one of three museums that lie in the Sector 10 museum complex. The building that houses the Architecture Museum was designed by architect S.D. Sharma, who trained directly under Corbusier and Jeanneret. The basic design of the building is based on a building created by Corbusier as an exhibition pavilion in Zurich, Switzerland. After Corbusier’s death, Sharma was entrusted with the task of designing the building for the City Museum and overseeing its creation.

The Architecture Museum building had to be conceptualised and designed in a way that was consonant with the adjacent Art Museum. The building is a fabulous example of modernism done the right way. The museum displays original letters and correspondence between administrators and the architects who created Chandigarh’s blueprint. Original drawings and plans for the city are displayed, along with photographs of the developing city in various stages.

Come join us as we explore the beginnings of the city of Chandigarh, as well as explore the history of the Partition of India.

Please Note

  • Entry fee 10/- to be borne by the participant. 
  • Photography allowed.
  • Parking available at the museum.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and carry water.

Nearest Metro/Bus Station

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