The Hall of Nations' architectural form and structural resolution arose from a desire to symbolise the power of a young independent state, in the 25th year of India's independence. The structures are routinely studied in schools of architecture and engineering and by iterating through the course material, and as we research into the array of buildings where they stand in South Asian architectural history, we consider the buildings necessary in our empirical studies, as primary, source material for a number of researches that are only just beginning.
Several independent campaigns are being carried out online and in courts of law by preservationists, professionals, activists and the architects themselves, who may have a moral right over the works. Setting aside the polemics contained in their arguments, which Architexturez Imprints has reproduced elsewhere on the website, this dossier represents the letters of support received from International Organisations, Associations of Professionals and the Academia, and their reasoning for preserving the structures at Pragati Maidan.
Documents indicating the Ministry of Commerce's point of view are included, as well as significant goverment communications.
- Ar Esa Mohamed, President, International Union of Architects to Hon'ble Prime Minister of India sent on 04th April 2017
- Ludovica Molo, president and Caspar Schärer, secretary general, The Federation of Swiss Architects (Press Release) sent on 07th February 2017
- Ar. Sathiruth Nui Thadanand, President, Architects Regional Council Asia to Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry sent on 07th April 2015