Concept & Description:Client Brief
To develop a vision for Dargah Sharif and the Old City of Ajmer.Project Background
The Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, is the raison d’etre of Ajmer since the 12th century AD. It is one of the most important Islamic shrines in the world and the most visited Muslim place of pilgrimage in the sub-continent.
It is an international Waqf, an Islamic mortmain managed by the Dargah Khwaja Saheb Act, 1955 of the Government of India. Located within the walled city of Ajmer and visited by millions of pilgrims annually, the complex has expanded organically over the last 700 years. Today the complex is facing issues related to degrading heritage, visual clutter, poor public amenities and services, overcrowding and poor safety etc.
The Govt. of India through its Swacch Bharat Mission has proposed a multi-stakeholder initiative to clean up Moinuddin Chishti Dargah Complex, Ajmer. The initiative is being coordinated by the Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation with other key Ministries as well as State, City and Site Managers and Hindustan Zinc India Ltd.
Detailed research and prepa¬ration of comprehensive heri¬tage management plan for Ajmer Dargah Sharif.
Integration of research, archi¬tectural proposals, conserva¬tion and management systems for Dargah Complex.
- Project TeamSurbhi Gupta, Karan Saharya, Saiyed Sabia Ali
- Conversation ConsultantsSangeeta Bais
- Community Development ConsultantsYaaminey Mubayi
- Design ConsultantsAbhimanyu Dalal Architects
- Disaster Management ConsultantsAIDMI
- MEP ConsultantsM.K.G Consultants
- Electrical ConsultantsElectro Consultants