The house of Chandigarh's first chief architect, Pierre Jeanneret, has been converted into a museum. A cousin of Le Corbusier, this Swiss architect was instrumental in the design and development of the capital city of Chandigarh.
He remained in Chandigarh from February 1951 to August 1965, and designed most of the government housing infrastructure, schools, colleges and shopping centres, along with the famous Gandhi Bhawan and Punjab University, besides supervising the implementation of Le Corbusier's designs of structures like the Capitol Complex, the Museum and Art Gallery, College of Art, City Centre, etc. Such was Jeanneret's love for the city that as per his will, his ashes were immersed in the Sukhna Lake of Chandigarh after he died in 1967.
During his stay in Chandigarh, he lived in a self-designed house in Sector 5, from December 1954 to August 1965. Le Corbusier used to stay in this house as well during his visits to Chandigarh every year.
Walk with us to unravel the unexplored story of Jeanneret’s love for the city of Chandigarh and his classic masterpieces.
This guided tour is free.