Under Threat: several buildings in India
Dehli and Ahmedabad, India
Several buildings in the Indian cities of Dehli and Ahmedabad are currently under threat of demolition or complete transofrmation.
An article on the situation of the 20th century heritage in India nowadays can be read here.
HALL OF NATIONS, HALL OF INDUSTRIES AND NEHRU PAVILION AT PRAGATI MAIDAN, NEW DELHI
The Hall of Nations and Industries Complex along with the Nehru Pavilion at Pragati Maidan are iconic structures in Delhi“s landscape that are to be demolished. These landmarks were designed to commemorate and celebrate 25 years of India“s independence in 1972. The Halls of Nation and Industries constitute the largest span public structures in Delhi. Experts request them to be put back into activity and as well as their preservation and guvernamental protection.
A petition to save these buildings can be signed here.
CEPT UNIVERSITY BUILDINGS, AHMEDABAD
The students of the university set up a protest against the alterations made to the buildings designed by CEPT founder B.V. Doshi and considered his most representative structures. The university, set up in 1962, is known for its creative, liberal and democratic pedagogy, an ethos reflected in the buildings as well. These buildings are to be altered and a group of experts demands that those changes are to be made keeping in mind the architectural, social and artistic importance of the complex.
A petition to stop the changes and to preserve its cultural value can be signed here.
NATIONAL CRAFTS MUSEUM, NEW DELHI
The National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum (NHHM), set up in 1958 by the late freedom fighter and conservationist Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay with an aim to preserve traditional art and crafts and make them commercially viable, is projected to be converted into the new Hastakala Academy in Delhi.
An article on the current situation of the museum can be read here.
An article on the preservation of modern heritage in India published in 2014 in Architecture + Design can be downloaded down below.