On the 121st birth anniversary of architect Le Corbusier’s cousin, Pierre Jeanneret, VP Singh Badnore, Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, inaugurated the Pierre Jeanneret museum today.
The museum is dedicated to the contribution of Jeanneret to Chandigarh that has been set up on the ground floor of the house, whereas three bedrooms on the first floor are proposed to be made into guest rooms for researchers and architects. The museum has sections dedicated to his residential, education and furniture design, besides personal images, correspondence, etc.
There is an ample text with vintage images to make the visitors understand the finer nuances of Jeanneret’s buildings and the challenges he faced to create these works of great functional and aesthetic merit.
Parimal Rai, Adviser to the Administrator, Maninder Singh, Chairman, Chandigarh Housing Board, Jitender Yadav, Director Tourism, Kapil Setia, Chief Architect, SD Sharma, senior most architect, Sumit Kaur, former Chief Architect, and other senior officials of the Chandigarh Administration were present on the occasion.