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Le Corbusier & Oscar Niemeyer – The Power of the Open Hand

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , on January 7, 2011 by eliinbar

Open hand in Chandigarh, India is one of the most significant monuments of the city.

 The credit for laying down its plan goes to Le Corbusier.

 Chandigarh open hand monument has been designed in the form of a giant hand made from metal sheets that rotates like a weathercock, indicating the direction of wind.. The significance of open hand is that it conveys the social message of peace and unity that is “open to give & open to receive.” Open hand is the city’s official emblem,

 it was designed in the 1950s by Le Corbusier.

Le Corbusier “Open Hand” Chandigarh



The Memorial of Latin America was inaugurated in March 1989.

 It is a complex space of 85,000 square meters designed by Oscar Niemeyer.

 Situated in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, it is a place where Latin culture is celebrated.

Oscar Niemeyer Memorial of Latin American Complex