Dubai has unveiled a plan to protect its landmark buildings that were constructed in the 1960s and 70s. This plan is a part of the Dubai authorities’ initiative called Modern Heritage.
The municipality department of Dubai has collaborated with a number of partners to execute the plan. The partners including the Ministry of Health and Prevention, Knowledge Fund Establishment, Al Baraha Hospital, World Trade Center, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority.
The state news agency claimed that the project will be launched cooperatively by the Architectural Heritage Department and the Planning Department.
The authorities have issued a list of the shortlisted buildings that will be protected in the first attempt including World Trade Center Dubai, Clock Tower, Al Ras Library, Al Baraha Hospital, and Al Khuloud Nursery.
The Municipality department of Dubai has called a meeting and invited all the organizations of the government that own these mentioned buildings and briefed on the government’s plan to persist the landmark buildings.
“Many of these buildings are still performing important functions as well as still securing the major positions. These buildings have had an important influence in forming the urban environment of Dubai’s development in the 1960s and 1970s”, said Ahmed Mahmoud, director of the Architectural Heritage Department.
The World Trade Center Dubai was built in 1973 by an architect named John Harris, this was the only skyscraper in the region as well.
The old Baraha Hospital is being counted as one of the first hospitals established in Deira in 1966.
However, Al Ras Library is the first library build in Dubai under the counseling of Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed in 1963.