Transformation of Jam Nizamuddin Tomb in Thatta

The project targets at giving comprehending information on the present situation of the architecture of Jam Nizamuddin mausoleum and the soil situation for a proper preservation and reconstruction of the architecture. Jam Nizamuddin Tomb is one of the most important complexes of the World Heritage Site, Thatta-Makli. This structure extends about 10 km, and composing of an outstanding array of mausoleums, mosques, monasteries and enclosures, located at the edge of the Makli Hill. The distinctively Islamic holy architecture witnessed in the “city of dead”, is a result of the dividing of princes’ and rulers’ tombs close to the mausoleums and hermitages of Sufi saints enclosed by them. These groups existed from the historic period of pre-Mughal Samma in 14th century, Mughal and Tarkhan era and other Sufi saint clusters.Transformation of Jam Nizamuddin Tomb in Thatta

Over the years, the entire area is ruined. The movement of the river and deficiency of other resources of water flow with integrated loss of vegetation has devastated the place situations.

Jam Nizamuddin Tomb is one of those architectures that are situated at the corner of ridge, have established cracks due to the compliance caused by erosion of soil and deficiency of secured embankment. Deficiency of sufficient site drainage has increased the rapid growth of destruction.

The project targets at carrying out detailed baseline data which presents a comprehensive assessment of its current condition in relation to damage and ruins of the surface of stone and evaluation of present soil situation. The detailed data in shape of graphic documentations, AutoCAD sketches of policies of all parts and photograph is very significant in comprehending the complicated structural face and situation of the place before establishing a transformation plan.Transformation of Jam Nizamuddin Tomb in Thatta

Aims and Objectives:

  • Geo-Technical research: This involves Borehole inquiry, surveys, reports, labs, and field testing.
  • Baseline data: AutoCAD sketch of plans of all parts and evaluations, elaborated photography of all the section of architectures, the locale of cracks and graphic documentation.
  • Situation analysis report concentrating on current status of transformation, symbols of interventions, symbols of cracks and possible precautionary measures. The distinctive number and name of each section and picture of each section.