Under the aegis of UNESCO New Delhi office and State Government of M. P., Dharatal undertakes an attempt to contextualise UNESCO's HUL approach for South-Asian cities. We will be working on the application of HUL approach on the historical settlements of Gwalior and Orchha in M. P. The project aims to engage the stakeholders, undertake capacity building of the local authorities and empower community-led practices in order to enrich the cultural landscape and manage heritage areas in the settlements.
Dharatal embarks upon assisting Government of Bangladesh and UNESCO Dhaka office in drafting the National built heritage conservation policy and strategy for Bangladesh.
The policy and strategy has a special focus on climate change impact on the rich national cultural heritage and it's mitigation; and incorporates more community centric models for conservation of heritage. Post zero draft, we will now assist in organising national level stakeholders' meeting to make the draft, a successful one.
Our architectural design firm was given a design brief to conceptualise a weavers' center in the village of Diezephe, 30 kms from Dimapur, Nagaland.
Dharatal Architects responded to the requirements of incorporating local bamboo construction techniques, vernacular architecture styles and their contemporary adaption, local lifestyles and Vaastu in our design proposal. In a nutshell, our aim here was to create a fully equipped modern center with its soul imbibed in the Naga culture.