Several architects and conservationists deliberate on legacy, hold discussion on issues that face contemporary heritage

Architect Raj Rewal said that architecture was a rare discipline where advancement of science and technology can be fused with poetic and artistic concern for progress with a “humane face”. He was speaking at a seminar on “Contemporary Heritage- Is the Meaning, Lost in Translation”. The event was organised by the School of Architecture and Planning, GD Goenka University.

Several architects and conservationists also held a discussion on the issues that face contemporary heritage. 


The discussion comes after one of Mr. Rewal’s first and most famous designs, the Hall of Nations at Pragati Maidan — built as a symbol of India’s progress in the first 25 years of Independence — was brought down in April 2017 to make way for the re-development of the exhibition space.