The Victorian and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai

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Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Mumbai 03-2016 40 Bombay High Court.jpg
Bombay High Court (Victorian Gothic)
LocationMumbai, Maharashtra, India
CriteriaCultural: (ii), (iv)
Reference1480
Inscription2018 (42nd Session)
Area66.34 ha
Buffer zone378.78 ha
Coordinates18°55′46″N 72°49′48″E / 18.92944°N 72.83000°E / 18.92944; 72.83000Coordinates: 18°55′46″N 72°49′48″E / 18.92944°N 72.83000°E / 18.92944; 72.83000
The Victorian and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai is located in India
The Victorian and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai
Location of The Victorian and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai in India

The Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai is a collection of 19th century Victorian Neo Gothic public buildings and 20th century Art Deco buildings in the Fort area of Mumbai in Maharashtra, India.[1] This collection of the Victorian Gothic buildings and Art Deco buildings are set around the Oval Maidan, a large recreational ground that was once known as the Esplanade.[1] The east of the Oval is flanked by the Victorian Gothic public buildings and the western side is flanked by the Art Deco buildings of Backbay Reclamation and Marine Drive.[1] This nomination aims to safeguard a total of 94 buildings.[2][3]

The Eros Theater (Art Deco)
The Mumbai Police headquarters (formerly Bombay Police)
The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai building (formerly the Bombay Municipal Corporation)

The 19th century Victorian Gothic buildings that lie to the east of the Oval are the mainly the Bombay High Court, The University of Mumbai (Fort Campus) and The City Civil and Sessions Court (Housed in the Old Secretariat Building).[4][1] This stretch also houses one of the landmarks of Mumbai, the Rajabai Clock Tower. The 20th century Art Deco buildings flank the western stretch of the Oval and consist mainly of privately owned residential buildings and the Eros Cinema among others.[1]

This ensemble of Victorian Gothic and Art Deco buildings was added to the list of World Heritage Sites on 30 June 2018 during 42nd session of World Heritage Committee at Manama, Bahrain.[5]

Constituent Buildings[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "The Victorian & Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Archived from the original on 16 March 2018. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  2. ^ "List of Buildings, Architectural Styles & Maps of the UNESCO Precinct – Art Deco". www.artdecomumbai.com. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Research | Art Deco". www.artdecomumbai.com. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  4. ^ "History - City Civil and Sessions Court, Mumbai". District Courts of India. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Four sites added to UNESCO's World Heritage List". UNESCO. 30 June 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2018.

External links[edit]

  1. Art Deco Buildings in Bombay (Flickr album)