IIA Chd-Pb Chapter and Saakaar Foundation (www.saakaarfoundation.com) is organising an Indo-Swiss Symposium on “Learning From La Chaux-De-Fonds To Chandigarh” on Sunday, 13th February, 2011 at Govt. Museum & Art Gallery, Chandigarh. Mr Kanwar Sandhu, Managing Editor, Day & Night News will be the Chief Guest of the Symposium. The basic aim of the Symposium is to ascertain a corelatioship between La Chaux-De-Fonds, the birth place of Le Corbusier with Chandi...garh, the place where he did the major works of his life. Ar Surinder Bahga, Chairman, IIA Chd-Pb Chapter shall speak about the theme of the Symposium as a tribute to Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret as great architects. Dr S.S. Bhatti shall deliver the Keynote address.He shall speak about his learning from Chandigarh experiment. Mr Jacques Gubler & Mr Edmond Carriere from Switzerland shall give their presentation on “Learning From La Chaux-De-Fonds To Chandigarh”. Ar Rajesh Mehta from Rajkot shall highlight the works of Corbusier in Ahmedabad. Dr Gilles Barbey from Switzerland shall talk on "Culture & Housing" of Switzerland and Chandigarh. Ar Jeet Malhotra, a close associate of Corbusier,will share his experiences of working with Corb & Pierre Jeanneret at Chandigarh. Ar Jit Kumar Gupta, Vice President, IIA, Mumbai and Archana Chaudhary, Architect, Housing Board, Haryana shall chair nthe sessions. This Indo-Swiss symposium is another step towards strengthening architectural ties of Chandigarh with La Chaux-de-fonds.
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