2001. 2003. 2005
ORGANIZED BY HERITAGE TRUST, BARODA
PARTICIPANTS: LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN; ARCHITECTURE, MAHARAJA SAYAJI RAO UNIVERSITY, BARODA; ARCHITECTURE, SARVAJANIK COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY, SURAT
People for Heritage Concern was the resource organization responsible for the data management and technical inputs.
In 2001, the outcome of the workshop was a master plan for Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park. That plan focused on Champaner, the fifteenth-century city at the foot of Pavagadh Hill.
In January 2003, the workshop proposed design amelioration for degraded areas and amenities for the large numbers of pilgrims and visitors who visit the site each year. This new plan emphasizing Pavagadh, developed in the subsequent sixteen-week design workshop at the University of Illinois, promoted access to heritage sites of historic importance as well as plateaus where pilgrims naturally stop to worship,
rest, and, ideally in proper ritual circumstances, to bathe in sacred tanks. Photo montage, digital models, site plans, and details represent the site analytically, taking into account human movement, viewsheds, site hydrology, and vegetation patterns.
The proposal was that not only Champaner city and Pavagadh Hill be integrated in the management and design plan for the site, but that a buffer zone with an average radius of ten kilometers be included in the designation of the “Cultural Sanctuary.”