Wazir Khan Mosque Restoration
Lahore, Pakistan
The conservation of the Wazir Khan Mosque in the walled city emphasized the use of local craftsmen and original materials in an effort to redefine the original structure, details and settings.

The 17th century Wazir Khan Mosque is located in the busiest market area of the walled city. A bazaar in the form of a transept containing the east gate entrance recalls mosques of central Asia. Brick was used as a facing and this was highlighted in the restoration work by cement jointing. Also distinct are the four imposing minarets at the corners of the internal court, each surmounted by bell-shaped domes. Stalactite decoration is prevalent in the domes and the restoration work preserving the mosaic and fresco decorations necessitated the revival of the manufacture of enameled tiles.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Location
Lahore, Pakistan
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Associated Names
Events
17th c., restored 1977
Style Periods
Mughal
1526-1858
Variant Names
Wazir Khan Mosque Restoration
Masjid Wazir Khan Restoration
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Building Usages
mosque
religious
Keywords
restoration and conservation
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