PROJECT NAME
Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Dargah Complex
Client
Hindustan Zinc Limited
Year
2016
Completion Status
Till present

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.

Primary Concept

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 Team
    Surbhi Gupta, Karan Saharya, Saiyed Sabia Ali
  • Conversation Consultants
    Sangeeta Bais
  • Community Development Consultants
    Yaaminey Mubayi
  • Design Consultants
    Abhimanyu Dalal Architects
  • Disaster Management Consultants
    AIDMI
  • MEP Consultants
    M.K.G Consultants
  • Electrical Consultants
    Electro Consultants
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