Kathmandu Valley Cities- Water, Architecture and the Historica Urbanity


The historic medieval cities of Kathmandu valley managed to create an urban legacy that was remarkable for its times, marked by sophisticated architectural expression in timber and brick, innovative water structures like hitis, wells, ponds and water spouts that formed strong community-level spaces along with urban level public square in form of Durbar Square right at the heart of the city. These expressions of buildings, water structures and public spaces are amongst the most refined and bold examples of an urban order anywhere in the world making the Kathmandu valley an open-air museum of historic architectures and cities.

The workshop will be organized under the following themes
-Water: systems and expressions
-Architecture as an urban device
-The idea of public


The workshop is scheduled to be conducted in and around Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu valley, Nepal between 02-05 June 2022.

​This workshop is ideal for students, academics and professionals from the field of Architecture, Planning, Design, Geography, History and Arts.


The participants will be guided by Prof. Pratyush Shankar, Dean of SEDA Navrachna University, Vadodara, India and supported by the CityLabs India team.


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Cite: "Kathmandu Valley Cities- Water, Architecture and the Historica Urbanity" 08 Apr 2022. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/979841/kathmandu-valley-cities-water-architecture-and-the-historica-urbanity> ISSN 0719-8884

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