Changes suggested in Chandigarh high court complex conservation project

Changes suggested in Chandigarh high court complex conservation project

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The UT administration of Chandigarh wants some changes in the plan prepared for conserving the building of Punjab and Haryana high court. The high court building is designed by noted architect Le Corbusier around the 1950s. It is part of the Capitol Complex, which also comprises another two buildings — Legislative Assembly and Secretariat. Capitol Complex was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site on July 17 last year.

As the high court’s building falls in the UT Capitol Complex which is a UN World Heritage List site, the UT administration has asked the conservation architect to incorporate some drawings. The Administration wants optimum use of space and minimum expenditure. The Administration wants that the plan prepared by the architect should ensure that there is no dismantling of the existing structure. Issues related to the conservation plan were also discussed in detail at a recent meeting of the Chandigarh Heritage Conservation Committee.

The conservation architect has been asked to prepare the plan for conservation of all three buildings at Capitol Complex. The conservation architect has already prepared drawings for the Secretariat which has been approved by the administration.