Architectural Heritage Safeguarding
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CHETTINAD
CHETTINAD
CHETTINAD
CHETTINAD
CHETTINAD
CHETTINAD

Aims
Identifying endangered sites that are unique for their architecture, urban planning, history or environment; Implementing a well-coordinated protection and restoration programme, financed by national and international patrons;
Finding economic activities that have a “symbiotic relationship” with the conservation of buildings and, ultimately, create conditions leading to a virtuous cycle in which creative activities enrich heritage and vice versa;
Creating an international study group for developing a specific economy that can be integrated into the fragile context of sites which have a great heritage value or which are of great natural beauty.
Use heritage-based tourism as a vehicle for local development, which requires the identification of structures, landscape elements and cultural practices; mobilizing all available cultural resources to provide tourists with diverse experiences; ensuring a conservation stake for local communities and local economic development.
Bring together, State Government, Private sector, NGOs, local Artists and Craft people to support heritage-based development.
The objectives of "Revive Chettinad Development Project", taking into account both the size of the concerned territory and the urgency of the situation, proposes to initially target a smaller geographical area and a few buildings that are representative of the architecture of the region.
The objective is to preserve the structures of heritage value as well as to revive the site by introducing activities that are useful to the community and compatible with the conservation of the heritage and which can ensure its maintenance in the long term. Moreover, thanks to the restoration work, it will be possible to transmit the extraordinary traditions and skills that made it possible to construct these houses.