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Buzz | February 2015

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Khalsa college gets a restoration
The 122-year-old Khalsa College building in Amritsar is set to get its glory back with the college´s governing council approving an extensive and detailed restoration project after a gap of nearly 15 years. The work aims at restoring the building´s original character and architectural heritage. Lakhwinder Singh, an expert mason having knowledge of Mughal school of architecture, has been roped in for the restoration of the damaged parts the building.

Mumbai pitches for UNESCO
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has written a letter to PM Narendra Modi with a strong pitch to include Mumbai´s Victorian, Gothic and Art Deco buildings - including areas in south Mumbai spanning from the Fort precinct to the Backbay Reclamation area, and the buildings around the 22-acre Oval Maidan stretching upto Marine Drive  as India´s cultural nomination to UNESCO´s World Heritage List. Will Mumbai make it to the list this year, or lose out to another city like last time?

Vadodara Exhibits British Architect´ works
The works of British Architect Robert Chisholm, who pioneered the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture in Madras were exhibited in Vadodara recently. The Robert ´Fellows´ Chisholm Centenary Exhibition 2015 was organised by the VadFest - an art and cultural festival organized with the help of Gujarat government. Apart from the exhibition, a panel discussion ´Reflections and Conversations on Robert Chisholm and An Architecture that Changes and Shapes Cities´ was also organised.

Ando inspired by Ahmedabad
Tadao Ando has taken inspiration from the stepwells of Dada Harir for his projects like the Koshino House at Ashiya. Aren´t we proud Indians?

Frank Gehry´s first
Architect Frank Gehry, is all set to personally inaugurate his first Australian project Dr Chau Chak Wing Building at the University of Technology Sydney.

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