• The Tower of Shadows

    • Location New Sector-1, Chandigarh
    • Time New Open from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
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About The Tower of Shadows

Also known as the Shadow Tower, the Tower of Shadows is a testament to Corbusier's innovative approach to sun control. The tower stands as a testament to his innovative architectural style. Designed to study solar movements, this architectural gem showcases how natural light can be harnessed to create captivating shadows and maintain comfortable temperatures within the building. The tower's design allows sunlight to cast ever-changing shadow patterns throughout the day, creating a mesmerizing play of light and shadow.

Designed in the 1950s, this iconic structure serves as a practical demonstration of Le Corbusier's theories regarding solar movement and its impact on building temperatures. Corbusier used this building to reinforce his thesis that precise control of sunlight in all four corners of a building allows for a pleasant indoor environment, even in warm countries with low temperatures. The Tower of Shadows in Chandigarh is an embodiment of his belief that it is possible to manipulate sunlight even in a hot climate and achieve comfortable temperatures within a building.

Map & Directions

Capitol Complex, Sector 1, Chandigarh, 160001

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