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GHMC comes up with a new design for Murgi Chowk

GHMC comes up with a new design for Murgi Chowk
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After conducting a detailed structural assessment, the GHMC has come up with a new design with the help of a conservation architect who conducted surveyed

Charminar: After conducting a detailed structural assessment, the GHMC has come up with a new design with the help of a conservation architect who conducted surveyed.

According to GHMC officials, the Conservation Architect prepared a detailed condition mapping an inventory of 292 shops present in the building along with name of the owner or tenant, present condition of space and structure etc.

It was assessed by Conservation Architect and noted that the structure is weak and requires comprehensive structural strengthening.

Alternative proposals including a proposal of additional floor with structural strengthening and conservation methods are proposed to rejuvenate and reuse the structure in the Old city context.

However, after consulting the stakeholders, public representatives and the users, tenants Community and Associations, it was felt to propose and integrate the Market as an Urban design proposal sitting in the context of Chowk Masjid, Lad Bazaar, Mehboob Chowk and the roads leading to Hussaini Alam and Shah Gunj.

“In the consultative meet with stakeholders it was strongly felt to rebuild the structure by Conserving the Architectural identity and Character by treating the site with form based code development.

In many historic sites across the world, form based code approach is used in historic contexts and vernacular contexts to retain the architectural forms and geometry in case of new or re-development activities.

As the major portion is structural distress, rebuilding with form based conservation and reuse is the only better option suggested. We plan to rebuild addressing social, community, user or tenant needs through Conservation plan, cultural needs through form based code approach,” informed the officials.

The proposal of rebuilding the Mehboob Chowk market ensures the strength, additional space with contemporary needs, yet retaining the Architectural Character and identity of the place with the new design, added the officials.

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