Active conservation projects in India
Architectural conservation describes the process through which the historical, and design integrity of any built heritage are prolonged through carefully planned interventions.
Conservation architecture is very important as it provides a sense of identity and continuity in a fast-changing world for future generations. Heritage buildings basically represent the history and culture of a nation.
The role of the conservation architect is to provide expert advice for conserving the architectural heritage and site.
In this blog, we will look at some active conservation projects in India
- Conservation of Krishna Temple, Gorkhi
The Krishna Temple conservation project was aimed at waterproofing the terrace and restoration of the temple building and entrance gate. Out of which phase 1 is completed and phase 2 ongoing actively.
- Restoration Of Heritage Buildings At Indian Agricultural Research Institute
Five heritage buildings in the IARI campus were identified to be taken up for conservation and they are Library, Phipps laboratory, Division of Genetics, Division of Entomology and Division of Agronomy. The primary concern is to restore the original architectural and functional character of the buildings.
- Victoria Market, Gwalior
The Victoria market building is an amalgamation of Mughal, Rajput, and Colonial styles rectangular in plan with a central arched opening flanked by three bays of arcades on either side. The need for restoration was analyzed and concluded by a team of experts, and the restoration project commenced in March 2015
- Conservation and Adaptive Reuse of Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Amritsar
Punjab Urban Development Authority initiated the effort to conserve and re-use the hospital Complex. And now the work is aimed at restoring the building to an Urban Haat and Heritage Hotel.
- Scindia School, Gwalior
This residential school for boys was founded in 1897. Several altering works were done before, but the actual restoration work commenced in July 2020. Corridors are being reopened and re-plastered with limestone and other materials to bring back the original architecture of the building and cleaning of the front facade is also in the agenda.
"What a country chooses to save is what a country chooses to say about itself".
- Mollie Beatle