Restoration & Adaptive reuse of historic site and buildings at University College for Women, Koti, Hyderabad (Former British Residency)
Location: Hyderabad, Telangana
Time Period: October 2014 – Ongoing
Clients: Osmania Women’s college
Key Collaborators: Deccan Heritage Foundation, World Monuments Fund, State Department of Archaeology and Museums, Govt. of Telangana
The heritage buildings and historic landscapes underwent many transformations since its construction in 1803 reflecting not only its changing use but also the socio- political-economic equations from the British Period to its current context. The preparation of the Detailed Project report and the ongoing restoration is being conducted with the support and collaboration between various organizations. The aim of the project is to restore and adaptively reuse the historic buildings and historic landscapes.
GN Heritage Matters is responsible for the preparation of Conservation Management Plan, Planning & Implementation of Restoration works in a phased manner, prepare an adaptive reuse plan to address the needs of academic activities of the Women’s college and needs of visitors to the site. Apart from the main building and the landscape, GN Heritage Matters is also involved in planning and executing a miniature model of the British Residency, the British Cemetery attached and other heritage structures within the vast property.
The main building of this college, which was part of the British legacy in India, is a monument of great aesthetic, architectural and historical importance.