Mariam Hovhanissian: People’s Palace

The People’s Palace is a project that focuses on bringing the public back to the Capitol Complex of Chandigarh. Designed as the symbolic head of the city by Corbusier, the Capitol Complex contains the city’s governmental offices and official buildings. Unfortunately, for security reasons, the public has only restricted access to the complex. The project aims to use the existing topography of the complex to create a place for the city residents as well as for Kansal residents, reinforcing democracy’s place at the head of the city.

Site analysis

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