• A Visual Portrait of Neelam Cinema, a Modernist Icon in Le Corbusier's Chandigarh

    8 days ago - By Arch Daily

    © Edmund Sumner
    Neelam Cinema is one of three theaters built in Chandigarh , a modernist city master-planned by Le Corbusier. Built shortly after India gained independence in the early 1950s, the cinema is located in the bustling industrial area of Sector 17. Designed by architect Aditya Prakash under the guidance of Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret , the modernist structure stands to this day in its original form and continues to screen Bollywood films. However, without UNESCO World Heritage protection, the future of the cinema remains uncertain. Below, British photographer...
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