Conservation of the Wazir Khan Mosque Lahore: Preliminary Report on Condition and Risk Assessment
Type
report
Year
2012
The spectacular monumental ensemble of the Wazir Khan Mosque in the Walled City of Lahore was built in 1634 during the reign of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Its endowment then comprised the congregational mosque, an elaborate forecourt, a serai, a hammam, a bazaar, and a special bazaar for calligraphers and bookbinders. The mosque, the calligraphers’ bazaar, and the hammam still stand,while the other elements have disappeared—victims to Lahore’s turbulent history over nearly four centuries since the original dedication. What remains is increasingly in need of care and attention.

Over a two year period starting in 2009, the Historic Cities Programme of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, through the Aga Khan Cultural Service - Pakistan, conducted a baseline documentation of the monument and its surrounding areas. This volume contains the result of this work and presents an assessment of the organisational, technical and financial requirements for the conservation of the mosque as well as the revitalisation and enhancement of its surrounding context.

The Trust has been actively engaged with the Punjab Government in the conservation of the urban fabric of the Walled City of Lahore and has, since 2007, collaborated in urban rehabilitation and infrastructure improvement efforts in the neighbourhood of the monument.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Citation
Aga Khan Cultural Services - Pakistan. "Conservation of the Wazir Khan Mosque Lahore: Preliminary Report on Condition and Risk Assessment." Lahore, Pakistan. Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme, 2012.
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Copyright
Aga Khan Cultural Service - Pakistan
Country
Pakistan
Language
English
Building Usages
mosque
religious
church
religious
mashhad
religious
minaret
religious
takiyya
religious
Keywords
historical architecture
Islamic architecture
restoration and conservation