Shahi Masjid Chiniot Conservation
Lahore, Pakistan
The conservation of the Shahi mosque at Chiniot, emphasized the use of local craftsmen and original materials in an effort to redefine the original structure, details and settings.

The 16th century Shahi mosque is located in the heart of Chiniot city. It was structurally sound before the restoration, which involved the eradication of several additional spaces which had altered the original massing, and the reconstitution of the decoration. The mosque is set on a single-storey podium with perimeter shops. The external façades are distinguished by their prominent decoration and by the four corner towers. The internal court has an ablution pool and three domes over a gallery bordering the prayer hall. The intervention, mainly minor repairs and redecoration, was important to re-establish the prominence of the mosque within the urban fabric.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Lahore, Pakistan
Images & Videos
Associated Names
16th c., conservation 1977
Building Usages