The sculptural structure which has been built at a cost of Rs 16 lakh faces the residences of senior IAS officers
A 3D “Mini Chandigarh” depicting French architect Le Corbusier’s work and Rock Garden creator Nek Chand’s art has been created in the green belt in VIP area, Sector 7.
The sculptural structure which has been built at a cost of Rs 16 lakh faces the residences of senior IAS officers and is situated opposite the Punjab Raj Bhawan. The administration and B&R wing of the Municipal Corporation roped in an artiste, Charanjit, for designing the structure.
In the corners of 33 by 19 feet structure, are two male-female figures and horses depicting Nek Chand’s art. In the middle is Corbusier’s open hand and there are cut-outs of Corbusier’s drawings depicting architectural plan of Chandigarh, based on straight lines and circles, manhole covers and other architectural work. The raised platform on which it has been constructed too has Corbusier’s folk motif. Extracts from Corbusier’s paintings have been taken and depicted on the structure.
The panels are translucent and lights have been installed within them so that the structure looks illuminated at night.