Open Hand Monument

31 Uttar Marg
Chandigarh, CH - 160001

Type: Landmarks
0172 429 0000
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The Open Hand Monument is an iconic symbol of Chandigarh, India, and a significant work of modernist sculpture created by the renowned Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier. Located in Sector 1 of Chandigarh's Capitol Complex, the monument stands as a symbol of peace, unity, and the spirit of openness.

Constructed in 1985, the Open Hand Monument is composed of a large metal structure resembling a hand with an open palm and a rotating metal element in the center. The hand is positioned atop a high concrete pedestal, and the entire structure is approximately 85 feet tall.

The Open Hand Monument holds deep symbolic significance, representing Le Corbusier's vision of Chandigarh as an open and inclusive city that welcomes people from all walks of life. The rotating element of the hand is meant to symbolize the city's openness to change and its willingness to embrace new ideas and perspectives.

In addition to its symbolic meaning, the Open Hand Monument serves as a functional structure, as it was originally designed to serve as a wind vane. The rotating metal element atop the hand would indicate the direction of the wind, highlighting Chandigarh's commitment to sustainability and environmental consciousness.

Today, the Open Hand Monument is not only a landmark of Chandigarh but also a popular tourist attraction and a symbol of the city's modernist architectural heritage. Visitors to the Capitol Complex can admire the monument's striking design and contemplate its message of peace, unity, and openness in a rapidly changing world.

Besides this landmark, there are twelve more landmarks listed in Chandigarh. There's also thirty-seven attractions listed in this city in other categories. You will find the exact location of Open Hand Monument on the map above. If you need any other information on Open Hand Monument that is not listed here, please call 0172 429 0000 or visit their website.

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