• Code PAD21425
  • Faculty Architecture
  • Unit L4 Studio Unit
  • Tutor/s Errol Reubens,Ratna Shah
  • TA Mayuri Gohil


Ahmedabad is the first heritage city in India, where the Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, part of a medieval heritage structure, sits at the threshold of the new and old city. Heritage monuments in Ahmedabad are on the verge of losing their quintessential 'value' due to cultural negligence and a lack of people awareness. The value of preserving heritage needs to be revived and reinforced through various activities that will help resurrect the feeling of pride amongst people and orient them toward the piece of Ahmedabad's glorious history. A proposed Heritage Awareness Hub as a programmatic intervention on the site of the abandoned AMC parking in the old city of Ahmedabad shall inform, educate, convey and involve people all at an urban level, striving towards nurturing respect for the urban heritages and their beauty. A reverent stand to establish a new architectural language introduced a unique tangent of experience and celebration in the urban realm through the reinterpretation of the heritage "Kalpataru" jaali.