Secretariat Building, Chandigarh

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Secretariat Building, Chandigarh
Secretariat Chandigarh.jpg
Facade of the Secretariat building
Secretariat Building, Chandigarh is located in Chandigarh
Secretariat Building, Chandigarh
Location within Chandigarh
General information
CoordinatesCoordinates: 30°45′26″N 76°48′24″E / 30.7573°N 76.8066°E / 30.7573; 76.8066
Design and construction
Architect(s)Le Corbusier
Official nameThe Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement
DesignatedJuly 17, 2016
Reference no.1321rev

Secretariat Building is a Le Corbusier-designed[1] government building built in 1953, located inside the Chandigarh Capitol Complex which comprises three buildings and three monuments: the Secretariat building, Legislative Assembly building and High Court building, Open Hand Monument, Geometric Hill and Tower of Shadows.[2][3][4]

In July 2016, the building and several other works by Le Corbusier were inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.[5][6][7]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Le Corbusier's Capitol Complex a mess,in dire need of facelift". 10 March 2011.
  2. ^ capitol complex is now UNESCO heritage site
  3. ^ "Capitol Complex,as le Corbusier wanted it,remains incomplete". 19 June 2010.
  4. ^ "City News, Indian City Headlines, Latest City News, Metro City News".
  5. ^ "The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  6. ^ Tile: UNESCO approves all 3 Indian nominations for heritage tag, Publisher: India Today news, Published on: 18 July 2016, Accessed on: 18 July 2016
  7. ^ "Four sites inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. 15 July 2016. Retrieved 15 July 2016.

External links[edit]

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