The Mysore/Srirangapatna Heritage Documentation and Development Project
Built by the rulers of the Ganga Dynasty in the 9th century, the Srirangapatna is today one the most important pilgrimage sites in southern India. In 1799 the city was witness to the so-called Siege of Seringapatam, which resulted in the East India Company’s final victory over the Kingdom of Mysore and its leader Tipu Sultan, consolidating British rule over most of southern India.
About the project
The aim of this project was the documentation of the religious temple town of Srirangapatna near Mysore, in southern India, in collaboration with the staff and students of Mysore School of Architecture (MSA).
Beyond its academic importance as a site of architectural and historical relevance, Srirangapatna faces a number of issues arising from the rapid demographic growth of its population and visitor numbers. Additionally, modern pressures such as the requirement for improved sanitation, running water, electricity and vehicular access are confronting the ancient architectural fabric with serious challenges which are often solved haphazardly or through outright demolition and reconstruction.