In its initial phase INTBAU Pakistan is supported by Heritage Foundation of Pakistan. As the Foundation is keen to promote cultural and vernacular heritage, the revival and promotion of traditional crafts along with the design and propagation of zero carbon footprint structures for humanitarian assistance, the chapter’s initial efforts will be designed to respond to these concerns.
The Foundation has developed several training venues:
- Zero Carbon Cultural Centre in villages close to Makli (a UNESCO World Heritage Centre)
- Makli Kashi (glazed ceramics) Atelier, Buffer Zone of Makli
- First Eco-village Moak Sharif, Lower Sindh
- 6-acre Sayani DRR Park, Kot Diji, Upper Sindh
- 5-acre KIRAT (Karavan Institute for Research and Training) Campus, along Silk Route, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The above venues have been placed at the disposal of INTBAU Pakistan members to utilize them for the purpose of organizing national, regional and international workshops and conferences.
Founding Chair: Architect Yasmeen Lari
Hon. Secretary: Architect Murad JamilHon
Joint Secretary: Ms. Feryal Ali-GauherHon
Treasurer: Architect/Planner Sadia Fazli
Members: Architect Tariq A. Qaisar, Architect Ghazala Naeem, Architect Khadija Jamal, Architect Imrana Tiwana
4-7 January 2018
INTBAU Pakistan’s first activity, organized by Heritage Foundation of Pakistan in collaboration with PCATP (Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners) & Department of Archeology and Culture Government of Sindh, was a Zero Carbon Workshop for 15 students of architecture belonging to universities in Sindh and Baluchistan. The activity was held from 4th to 7th January 2018 at ZC3 (Zero Carbon Cultural Centre) at Makli Goth, in the shadow of Makli World Heritage Site.
The Foundation has itself been engaged in heritage conservation and management as well as humanitarian assistance by providing zero carbon alternatives drawn from traditional construction methodologies.