Cluster 04: Eloquent Ways of Dealing with Heritage

The incredible wealth of heritage buildings in private and public realm in India presents a unique opportunity – the possibility to rejuvenate and renew. We live amongst examples of living heritage – structures that are in use since their inception and continue to thrive with activity. We also live amongst examples of decay and neglect. Dealing with heritage demands research, due consideration and a sensitive approach towards the physical structure and the ethos of the place. The three projects selected here are fine examples of divergent approaches that architects can adopt while dealing with history. They raise critical questions and symbolise ethical professional positions and therefore, these projects are cited as Special Mentions in The Merit List.
Sree Vadakunnathan Temple Conservation, DD Architects
Project: Sree Vadakkunnathan Temple Conservation
Architect: dd Architects
Location: Thrissur
Site Area: 6 acres
Year of Commencement: 2003
Year of Completion: 2015

Udajee Early Years, Dhananjay Shinde Design Studio
Project: Udajee Early Years
Architect: Dhananjay Shinde Design Studio
Programme: Restoration of Heritage Building (Public Institution)
Location: Nasik
Site Area: 3 Acres
Built-Up Area: 22000 sqft
Year of Commencement: 2016
Year of Completion: 2017

Imagine Studio At The Trees, Studio Lotus + GPL Design Studio
Project: Imagine Studio At The Trees
Architect: Studio Lotus + GPL Design Studio
Programme: Adaptive Re-use | Marketing Experience Centre, Cafe, Amphitheatre and Silos
Location: Mumbai
Site Area: 1 acre
Built up Area: 1000 sqm covered area
Year of Commencement: 2013
Year of Completion: 2015