May 6, 2011 1:20:10 am
The Chandigarh Administration has given three weeks to all its departments and those of Punjab and Haryana to submit inventory of items of heritage value originally designed by the team of architects associated with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. This was decided at a meeting held today to review the status of heritage furniture lying with the various departments.
The three-member committee constituted by the Administration has been assessing the heritage value of the identified furniture and accessories under the heritage category. The team comprising the principals of Chandigarh College of Architecture,Chandigarh College of Arts and the senior architect with the UT Architecture Department,visited the two colleges and Haryana Architecture Department to identify the heritage status of the wooden furniture.
It identified furniture like chairs,tables,benches,stools,library tables,side boards etc related to Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. The Department of Urban planning has prepared the tentative inventory of old/ heritage furniture items lying with them.
Punjab Architecture,Department of Technical Education,Chandigarh College of Architecture,College of Arts and Chandigarh Housing Board have prepared rough inventories. The municipal corporation has also prepared inventory of heritage manhole covers showing their various locations. To check the availability of heritage furniture in various schools,the DPI (School) has been directed to appoint nodal officers and convene meeting with all principals of government schools.
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