Pierre Jeanneret was a Swiss Architect born on 22 March 1896 in Geneva. Jeanneret has designed many buildings, houses and villas with his cousins. In his early stages of career he was highly influenced by his cousin and mentor Le Corbusier who was also a popular architect. Jeanneret was an excellent artist, painter and architect.
Many years back the Swiss architect and his cousins collaborated for a project which was the planning and architecture of city beautiful, Chandigarh. He was the chief architect of this city. Jeanneret along with some other architects was responsible for the designing of Panjab University, Gandhi Bhawan, University Library and Sector 22 government primary school.
During his stay from 1954 to 1965 the first chief architect, Pierre Jeanneret also designed his house. The Swiss Born Architect used to live in Sector 5 in Chandigarh. His house is now converted into a museum. The museum will display his work and the range of furniture designed by him. The UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore will inaugurate the museum. The officials have decided that initially there will be no entry fee charged however after few months they will charge some amount of fee. The Pierre Jeanneret Museum will be open to the public from 22 March, 2017. It is been believed that the Capitol Complex getting UNESCO’s world heritage status this place is going to attract many foreign tourists.
After the death of the swiss born architect his house was being used by the various government officials who use to make changes according to them (renovate). Due to this the originality of the structure was fading away. So, the administration decided to preserve Jeanneret’s work.
This place will be worth watching as his other work is for all the Art enthusiasts out there. After all the architect has made this city look more beautiful with his unique designing.
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