Un museo per completare il progetto del Campidoglio di Chandigarh di Le Corbusier

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Archasm, piattaforma per l'organizzazione di concorsi, invita a progettare un Museo della Conoscenza all'interno Campidoglio della città indiana di Chandigarth, opera di Le Corbusier, con l'obiettivo di immaginare il completamento di un lavoro, quello del grande maestro dell'architettura, rimasto incompiuto.

Archasm, an online international architectural competition organiser, launches a competition to design the Museum of Knowledge (MoK) at the site of Capitol complex, designed by Le Corbusier in the indian city of Chandigarth.

The design of the Capitol Complex was the jewel in the crown wore by Corbusier's Chandigarh. Being the symbol and identity of the city for many years, the capitol complex is still incomplete, for a fourth building, the Museum of Knowledge was planned to accompany the existing Secretariat, Assembly Hall and High Court. Originally designated as the Governor's Palace, it did not commensurate with Prime Minister Nehru's idea of democracy, and therefore the plan was abandoned.

The ‘Musée de la Connaissance', translated as the ‘Museum of Knowledge' (MoK) was conceptualized then. The MoK, according to Corbusier was to function as a decision-making or a briefing center for the government officials, highlighting the importance and applied use of technology and electronics in processing, synthesizing and presenting large bodies of information related to the state matters.

The competition hopes to achieve the following:

  • Defining the purpose of a knowledge - conaissance museum in the Chandigarh of 21st century
  • Contemplating the relevance and importance of Le Corbusier's version of modern architecture in present time
  • Intensify the democratic principles of the Capitol complex by incorporating the civil society inside the Museum of Knowledge
  • Enrich community life by injecting, activating and rejuvenating the public space in and around the Museum of Knowledge


Winning participants will receive prizes totalling INR 2,00,000 with the distribution as follows:
First prize: INR 1,00,000 + Certificate
Second prize: INR 60,000  + Certificate
Third prize: INR 40,000 + Certificate

10 Honorable mentions

Fifty short-listed entries featured in one single online publication on our blog and social media pages.Winners and honorable mentions will be published on archasm's website and several international architecture magazines and websites partner.

More informations and briefwww.archasm.in