Naveed IqbalHasselt University · Department Architecture and Arts
Master of Interior Architecture
PhD student Hasselt University Belgium
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Citations since 2017
6 Research Items
My current research is about the "Industrial heritage and its adaptive re-use potential in Pakistan", defining and justifying through international precedents the value of industrial heritage in urban regeneration.
September 2017 - September 2018
Field of study
- Interior Architecture: Adaptive reuse, exploring spatial potentials and poetics of existing
October 2008 - November 2013
On the international level, heritage is considered an essential element for the sustainable development of a country. In South Asian countries such as Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh, historic cities struggle to preserve their built heritage, due to rapid urbanisation and changing contemporary urban and architectural requirements. This contribution...
Heritage studies and historical preservation in Pakistan, which have gained momentum in the past few decades, have been focused primarily on residential, commercial, and religious architecture dating to the British and Mughal eras, leaving aside an important layer of economic and urban history related to the industrialization of major cities. Most...
The paper is based on the EAAE workshop held between 25th–28th September 2019 in Prague which discussed practices, theories and ideas on Demolition/Conservation in the field of cultural heritage. It brought together a wide range of people including architects, artists, engineers, conservators and other officials related to the field of heritage and...
The industrial revolution in the Indian subcontinent is different from that of the Western world both in era and typology. The colonialism in the Indian subcontinent has highly influenced the industrial architecture of the cities. The physical type of industrial heritage in the city of Karachi, for example, are the buildings related to seaport and...
Karachi and Lahore are Pakistan’s most important cities and they are also among the world's most densely populated cities. After the partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947, there was a strong emphasis on textile, mechanical, and steel industries such as Pakistan steel mill in Karachi and PECO industry in Lahore. Like many other sites, there a...
The current policies and procedures of conserving heritage in Pakistan are largely a continuation of the British Raj: mostly based upon the guidelines of the 'Ancient Monuments Preservation Act of 1904'. Since independence in 1947, these legislations are altered from time to time. With a major development in 2011 of transferring of power from natio...
1) Identification of Industrial Heritage/sites in the cities of Karachi and Lahore, the economic and cultural capital and the largest and second-largest cities of Pakistan by population respectively. 2) Inventorying industrial heritage buildings focusing on the time period of “civil and bureaucratic capitalism 1958-1971”. 3) Research on the potential of adaptive reuse of industrial heritage/sites in the cities of Karachi and Lahore and deriving criteria for the reuse and regeneration of such abandoned sites.