A new project launched by the Dubai Municipality under the name ‘Modern Heritage Initiative’, will now aim to preserve the city’s landmark buildings that are a legacy from the sixties and seventies. The project that is being jointly launched by the Planning Department and the Architectural Heritage Department in the municipality, will seek to take adequate measures to protect the buildings that are perceived to be an integral element in the evolution of the city over the decades.
The director of the Planning Department, Najib Mohammed Saleh, said that the municipality had identified some vital landmarks that will be included in the initial phase of the project. These include significant landmarks such as Al Baraha Hospital, World Trade Centre, Al Ras Library, Al Khuloud Nursery and Clock Tower.
Many of these monuments of the past have had an influence in shaping the development of the city and have scripted a distinct architectural character. The ‘Modern Heritage Initiative’ has been launched to be compatible with international trends that have increasingly seen the protection of landmark buildings that stand testimony to human heritage.