Nagaur Fort Rehabilitation, Rajasthan Restoration, Project, Indian Architecture

Nagaur Fort Rehabilitation, India

Historic Indian Architecture Project – renewal design by Minakshi Jain

18 Jun 2013

Nagaur Fort Restoration

Design: Minakshi Jain

Location: Nagaur, Rajasthan, India

Rehabilitation of Nagaur Fort Project

At the heart of the ancient city of Nagaur, one of the first Muslim strongholds in northern India is the fort of Ahhichatragarh, built in the early 12th century and repeatedly altered over subsequent centuries.

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photo : Minakshi Jain

The project for its rehabilitation, involving the training of many artisanal craftsmen, adhered to principles of minimum intervention. Materials and construction methods of an earlier era were rediscovered, paintings and architectural features conserved, and the historic pattern of access through seven successive gates re-created.

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photos : Minakshi Jain

The finding and restoration of the intricate water system was a highlight: 90 fountains are now running in the gardens and buildings, where none were functional at the project’s outset. The fort’s buildings and spaces, both external and internal, serve as venue, stage and home to the Sufi Music Festival.

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photos : Minakshi Jain

Nagaur Fort Rehabilitation – Building Information

Location: Nagaur, Rajasthan, India (South Asia)
Architect: Minakshi Jain, Ahmedabad, India
Client: Mehrangarh Museum Trust, Jodhpur, north west India
Completed: 2007-09
Design: 1993-2005
Site size: 145’686 m²

Historic Nagaur Building Restoration information / images from Aga Khan Development Network

Location: Nagaur, Rajasthan, India

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