•  Project Client:
  • INTACH

mehrauli feature
3x3 partnered with Greha and INTACH to initiate conservation of an ancient settlement in the urban village of Mehrauli, Delhi, utilizing built and unbuilt cultural heritage to connect with the surrounding community and spur joint ownership over urban redevelopment and conservation of local assets.
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Project Context:

Mehrauli is an ancient settlement which came into prominence in late 12th century AD when the Qutab Minar was built by Qutub-ud-din Aibak, founder of the slave dynasty which conquered and ruled over parts of Northern India. Today Mehrauli is a bustling urban village of South Delhi and it is spread over an area of about 400 hectares, which includes an Archeological Park of nearly 100 hectares. Mehrauli settlement as well as the surrounding area is rich in historic monuments and archeological remains. The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) has proposed to initiate a heritage conservation project in Mehrauli with the focus on community involvement such that the heritage assets become the joint responsibility of the local community and the State.