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Utopia, inside an imaginary mausoleum in Le Corbusier’s modernist city

Perhaps the most ambitious Le Corbusier‘s work is Chandigarh, the capital of Punjab, a northern state in India. In fact, a few years after 1947, when India officially ceased to be a colony under British rule, Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru called the Swiss-French architect and asked him to design the new city of Chandigarh.
For Le Courbusier, the opportunity was unmissable and even today, in addition to the urban plan, one can still see the modernist buildings designed by the famous architect. 

It is in Chandigarh that the creatives of Optical Arts have set “Utopia”, a short film in which we are taken inside an imaginary mausoleum that takes up the architectural elements and style typical of Le Courbusier. 

Parts of the building are “cut” vertically, discovering what lies behind the walls and the spaces that make it up. 

Credits:
Creative Direction & Production: Optical Arts
Art Direction & Design: Fabrice Le Nezet
Architect: Gabriel Beard at Waugh Thistleton Architects
Audio: Sonjay Prabhakar
3D Team: Valentine Arles, Luke Howell, Ollie Harris
Animation: Pascale Bories
Style Frames: Liam Waters

Utopia, inside an imaginary mausoleum in Le Corbusier’s modernist city
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