CONSERVATION PROJECTS BY KIMAYA An overview of 15 years of Conservation
What is The literal meaning of ‘Kimaya’ is the ancient alchemy of distilling gold from simple metals – a process lost over centuries to the mankind. ‘ Kimaya’ is a partnership firm offering consultancy for various aspects like architecture, urban design, conservation, valuation and interior design. Being established in 1990, it has over 215 projects to its credit. We at ‘Kimaya’ are in the continuous process to provide the better living, working and recreational environments and improve the efficiency of several institutions. Following is a brief information about our Conservation projects.
Partners of Kimaya have had the unique experience of studying and working in York (U.K.). The exposure to the Universities of York, Oxford and Cambridge & across Europe have been a unique learning experience. King’s Manor and York University
MAJOR PROJECTS <ul><li>Revitalizing Environs of Shaniwarwada, Pune </li></ul><ul><li>Recycling Bapu Bhavan </li></ul><ul><li>Restoration of St. Paul’s Church </li></ul><ul><li>Museum of Survey & Settlement for Mah. Govt. </li></ul><ul><li>Conservation of Pune University, Main Bldg. </li></ul><ul><li>Conservation of Vishrambagwada </li></ul><ul><li>Refurbishment of The Club Mahabaleshwar </li></ul><ul><li>Conservation & Development of Memorial for Sarkhel Kanhoji Angre at Alibag </li></ul><ul><li>Refurbishment of MTDC Resort at Mahabaleshwar </li></ul>
Revitalizing Environs of Shaniwarwada, Pune Nana Wada Museum Encouragement to owners for Conservation of Privately owned buildings Open-air theatre as a cultural platform of the city Batatya Maruti Temple restored Gallery for Son-et-lumiere Room for transformer to harmonize with the context Railings and gates to be contextually relevant Conservation of Nagarkhana done Fountains and water bodies reactivated and used for son-et-lumiere Space for parking, drinking water etc New Toilets inserted in basement
Shaniwarwada Before & After <ul><li>During V.P.Singhs visit in 1990 </li></ul><ul><li>The first performance in July 2000 after implementation – Phase I </li></ul>
<ul><li>The son-et-lumiere gallery inside Shaniwar-wada </li></ul><ul><li>The festival outside </li></ul>
Recycling ‘Bapu Bhavan’ NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NATUROPATHY <ul><li>Before </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>After </li></ul>
Gandhi stayed here and his interest in naturopathy grew from here <ul><li>Before </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>After </li></ul>
Restoration of St. Paul’s Church Pune Before the project under repairs after restoration 2000
Gargoyles old and new (Continuity of Craft traditions was seen as a greater virtue than ‘authenticity’)
Roof gutters old & new ( actions taken to aid long-term maintenance and prolong life of the building)
Conservation of Pune University, Main Bldg. (Former Governor House)
The English Garden at Ganeshkhind (an integral part of the 411 acre campus)
Problems of the Building Dislodged key stone in the southwestern porch . Damaged false ceiling below Vice Chancellor’s office .
Digging out the past <ul><li>Foundations have been opened up for inspection and old trees and roots have been removed. </li></ul>