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. Vijaykumar Sengottuvelan, Director, C.A.R.E School of Architecture to the Ministry of Commerce sent on 05th May 2017
- Dr. N. Jothilakshmy, Dean, Dept. of Architecture, Sathyabama University to The Ministry of Commerce sent on 07th April 2017
- Prof. Vinodh Vijayakumar, Director, Chennai Academy of Architecture and Design to the Ministry of Commerce sent on 10th April 2017
- Aneerudha Paul, Director, Kamala Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute to The Ministry of Commerce sent on 03rd April 2017
- Dr Vibhuti Sachdev, Dean, Sushant School of Art & Architecture to The Ministry of Commerce sent on 23rd March 2017
- Profs. Regine Leibinger and Matthias Balletrem, TU Berlin to Minister of State for Commerce and Industry sent on 07th March 2017
- Prof. Annette Spiro Dean, Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich to the Minister of State for Commerce and Industry sent on 06th February 2017
- K.T. Ravindran, Member Governing Council of National Institute of Design to Shri Anand Mahindra, Chairman, India Design Council sent on 14th June 2014