|| The American Team ||

The exhibits in this section focus on the selection of Mayer and Nowicki and the blueprints of the plans for Chandigarh which are usuallyrefered to as the Mayer plans.Evocative original sketches, studies and drawings prepared by the American team demonstrate the enormous amount of pioneering work they did in evolving the first Master Plan and a schematic architectural idiom for the new capital city. The free hand sketches made by Mathew Nowicki for developing an architectural style suited to the Indian context through his exquisite sketches, visualizing housing schemes, shopping areas and other components of a neighborhood unit, incorporating traditional Indian elements, are of special interest.