The Tower of Shadows - Chandigarh, India

Capitol Complex
Chandigarh, CH - 160001

Type: Landmarks
1800 180 2116
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The Tower of Shadows, also known as the Shodhan House, is an architectural marvel designed by the renowned Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier in Chandigarh, India. Constructed between 1957 and 1962, the Tower of Shadows is one of the iconic structures that exemplify Corbusier's modernist architectural principles and his vision for the planned city of Chandigarh.

Situated in Sector 1 of Chandigarh's Capitol Complex, the Tower of Shadows is a small, minimalist structure that serves as a demonstration of Corbusier's concept of the "Modulor," a scale of proportions based on the human body. The building consists of a series of concrete fins arranged in a grid pattern, with an open central space and a roof terrace.

The Tower of Shadows derives its name from its unique design, which allows sunlight to filter through the concrete fins, casting ever-changing patterns of light and shadow within the interior space throughout the day. The building serves as an experiment in the play of light and shadow, exploring the interplay between architectural form, natural light, and human perception.

Despite its simple appearance, the Tower of Shadows is a profound exploration of architectural concepts such as proportion, scale, spatial experience, and the relationship between built form and the surrounding environment. It stands as a testament to Corbusier's innovative approach to design and his enduring influence on modern architecture.

Today, the Tower of Shadows is recognized as a cultural landmark and a symbol of Chandigarh's architectural heritage. It attracts architecture enthusiasts, students, and tourists from around the world who come to admire its innovative design and experience the mesmerizing effects of light and shadow within its serene interior space.

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 The Tower of Shadows - Chandigarh, India on the map above. If you need any other information on The Tower of Shadows - Chandigarh, India that is not listed here, please call 1800 180 2116.

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