Peer Dastgeer Saheb Shrine Reconstruction
Khanyar, Srinagar, India

Built in 1806 and expanded in 1877, the complex was badly damaged by fire in 2012; the relics it housed were rescued by local residents. After much highly-publicised debate, it was decided to reconstruct the original building that contained a masjid, prayer hall, and hamman as well as the shrine. Both public and private funds were made available, and a detailed 2010 survey and historic photographs and archives guided the reconstruction. Like the original, the reconstruction features masonry piers and wood columns surmounted by a timber superstructure; whenever possible, original structural and decorative members were reused, and local materials were used throughout to replicate the originals - one exception is cement plaster instead of the original lime.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture

Khanyar, Srinagar, India
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Completed 2012
1,417 m²
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Adaptive Re-use