As you may we aware the Delhi Urban Art Commission was set up by an Act of Parliament in 1973 to preserving, developing and maintaining the aesthetic quality of urban and environmental design within Delhi and important part of Commission mandate is conservation, preservation and beautification of monumental buildings etc in Delhi.

While Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) takes care of heritage buildings which are atleast 100 years old, there are many such buildings in Delhi having heritage value. We have since received a proposal from INTACH that the list of heritage buildings need to be expanded to include even iconic building build after independence so that these buildings could be preserved and get proper maintenance for their conservation. Accordingly INTACH has prepared a list of 62 such buildings which is annexed.

It is requested that your suggestions for inclusion or deletion from this list may please be initiated before a final decision could be taken on the subject.


(Vinod Kumar)

A Tentative List of Post‐Independence Buildings to be notified as Modern Heritage Buildings of Delhi

  1. Vigyan Bhawan; R.L.Gehlote (CPWD), 1955
  2. Dak Tar Bhawan; Habib Rahman, 1955
  3. Ashok Hotel; Eb Doctor, 1955
  4. Triveni Kala Sangam; J.A Stein, 1957
  5. Supreme Court of India; CPWD,Ganesh Bhikaji Deolalikar, 1958
  6. Maulana Azad Memorial; Habib Rahman, 1959
  7. Rabindra Bhavan; Habib Rahman, 1961
  8. Shiela Theatre; Habib Rahman, 1961
  9. Gandhi Memorial Hall; Achyut Kanvinde, 1961
  10. Indian Coucil for Cultural Relations(ICCR); Achyut Kanvinde, 1961
  11. India International Centre; J.A. Stein, 1962
  12. WHO Headquarters; Habib Rahman, 1962
  13. YMCA Staff Quarters; The Design Group, 1963
  14. Multi – Storeyed Flats, R.K.Puram; Habib Rahman, 1965
  15. Ford Foundation Headquarter; J.A. Stein, 1968
  16. Vikas Minar; Habib Rahman, 1969
  17. Akbar Hotel; Shivnath Prasad, 1969
  18. Nehru Memorial Library; Man Singh Rana, 1969
  19. American International School; J.A. Stein, 1970
  20. Jawaharlal Nehru University; C.P. Kukreja Associates, 1970‐1995
  21. Mazaar of Zakir Hussain; Habib Rahman, 1971
  22. Hall of Nations and Hall of Industries (Permanent Exhibition Complex); Raj Rewal Associates, 1972
  23. Nehru Pavilion; Raj Rewal Associates, 1972
  24. Shri Ram Centre for Performing Arts; Shiv Nath Prasad, 1972
  25. N.C.D.C. Office Building; Kuldip Singh, 1973
  26. Tibet House; Shiv Nath Prasad, 1974
  27. Mazaar of Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed; Habib Rahman, 1975
  28. Yamuna Apartments; The Design Group, 1975
  29. Malviya Nagar Housing Golf View Apartments; Kuldip Singh, 1976
  30. Tara Apartments; Charles Correa, 1978
  31. Press Enclave Housing Cooperative Group Housing; Ashish Ganju,, 1979
  32. Asian Games Village; Raj Rewal Associates, 1982
  33. National Diary Development Board; A.P.Kanvinde, 1982
  34. Palika Kendra New Delhi Civic Centre, Phase I & II; Kuldip Singh, 1983
  35. Indian Institute of Technology; J.K. Chowdhury, 1984
  36. Baha’i Temple; Fariburz Sahba, 1986
  37. Jeevan Bharti Building Life Insurance Corporation; Charles Correa, 1986
  38. Central Institute of Educational Technology; Raj Rewal Associates, 1986
  39. Kalibari; Sumit & Suchitra Ghosh, 1988
  40. State Trading Corporation Building; Raj Rewal Associates, 1989
  41. SCOPE Complex; Raj Rewal Associates, 1989
  42. Crafts Museum; Charles Correa, 1990
  43. National Science Centre; A.P. Kanvinde, 1992
  44. British Council; Charles Correa, 1992
  45. Buddha Memorial; Ashish Ganju, 1993
  46. Sanskriti Kendra (Anandgram); Upal Ghosh Associates, 1993
  47. India Habitat Centre; J.A. Stein, 1994
  48. Dili Haat, I.N.A; Pradeep Sachdeva, 1994
  49. World Bank Regional Misssion; Raj Rewal Associates, 1994
  50. National Institute of Fashion Technology; Vastu Shilpa Consultants, 1994
  51. School for Spastic Children; Romi Khosla Design Studio, 1995
  52. INTACH Headquarters; Vastu Shilpa Consultants, 1997
  53. Institute of Social Science; Christopher Charles Beninger, 1998
  54. ISKCON; A.P. Kanvinde, 1998
  55. Garden of Five Senses; Pradeep Sachdeva; 2003
  56. Parliament Library Building; Raj Rewal Associates; 2003
  57. Mirambika Institute for Free Progress, Education and Integral Human Values; Sanjay Prakash Architects; 2004
  58. Alliance Francaise de Delhi; SPA Design & ABRD, Architects; 2004
  59. South Asian Human Rights Documentation Centre (SAHRDC); Anagram Architects; 2005
  60. M.F.Husain Art Gallery; Romi Khosla Design Studio; 2008
  61. The New Wing of NGMA; Team, Snehanshu Mukherjee; 2009
  62. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium; GMP Architekten; 2010