15 Sep 2018

One Day Site Vist to Qutub Complex, New Delhi

School of Architecture

Delhi Technical Campus, Greater Noida

One Day Site Vist to Qutub Complex, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Trip Date: 13th September 2018

Total number of students-42

Time and Venue: 9.30 AM to 4.30PM

Faculty Guide:

  1. Bashabi Das Gupta
  2. Mudit Gupta
  3. Seema Sharma

The Qutb complex is a collection of monuments and buildings from the Delhi Sultanate at Mehrauli in Delhi in India, which were built on the ruins of Lal Kot, which consisted of 27 Hindu and Jain temples and Qila-Rai-Pithora (Prithviraj Chauhan’s city), whom Muhammad Ghori’s Afghan armies had earlier defeated and killed in the Second Battle of Tarain).The Qutub Minar in the complex, named after Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki, was built by Qutb-ud-din Aibak, who later became the first Sultan of Delhi of the Mamluk dynasty.

As a part of Architectural Design Problem, the students were given the site at the complex to design the Interpretation Centre of Qutub complex to enhance the visitor’s experience. Students studied the context of the Qutub complex by analysing the historic developments in the site.

Thereafter, students were taken to the site area to be designed as the Interpretation centre for the complex. Students marked the existing site conditions, taken some measurements for their study.

Students experienced and analyzed the following elements, on the basis of which they had studied the whole site:-

  1. Historical buildings Like Quwat-ul Islam-Mosque, Qutub Minar, Alai Darwaaza, Alai Minar.
  2. Sultanate Architecture elements.
  3. Development of complex under Different rulers.
  4. Material used for construction.
  5. Arrangement of structures.
  6. Site Analysis