Invite you to the lecture ‘Ahmedabad – World Heritage City’ by Matthijs van Oostrum on 8th January 2018 at 4:30 pm at INTACH. Back

Dear Friends,

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to the lecture ‘Ahmedabad – World Heritage City’ by Matthijs van Oostrum on 8th January 2018 at INTACH.

In this lecture based on his book, A Walking Tour: Ahmedabad: Sketches of the City’s Architectural Treasures, co–authored, with Dr. Gregory Bracken, he will discuss the magnificent old city and the historic pol houses, focusing on the blend of medieval and modern architecture in Ahmedabad. He will also shed light on the buildings built by modern masters such as Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn. From havelis and temples, to mosques, markets, and buildings made possible because of Mahatma Gandhi, the author will present a composite view of the architectural heritage of this city which has seen Mughal, Maratha and British influences in its culture, food and architecture. In discussing the urban planning of the old city of Ahmedabad, he will explore the reasons why the city so richly deserves the status of World Heritage City conferred by UNESCO. He will also draw upon his knowledge of the built heritage of Ahmedabad to present some of his current research on the urban villages of Delhi.

With masters in Urbanism from TU Delft in the Netherlands, Matthijs van Oostrum worked on several projects at the office of Balkrishna V. Doshi in Ahmedabad. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD at the University of Melbourne.

Please join us for tea after the lecture.


Manisha Singh
Coordinator, Cultural Affairs
INTACH,71 Lodhi Estate
New Delhi-110003
Phone – 24631818, 24632267 & 69

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