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Design Concept - Plagiarising The Past
The Peace Museum recreates the architectural traditions and motifs of pre-1947 joint Punjab. Old buildings in the walled cities of Amritsar and Lahore, some of them crumbling and in a decrepit state, yet fascinating and seductively beautiful, provided the creative inspiration for the design elements of the Peace Museum. Random photographs of some very beautiful parapet designs and arched windows in Amritsar and Lahore, taken with a D2X Nikon, provided an amazing yield of extraordinary craftsmanship in exposed brickwork design. The photographs were shown to local masons, who were inspired not simply to copy the old masters, but to innovate and improve upon the old designs, with stunning results.

The exquisite craftsmanship in exposed brickwork forms an important element of the architectural facade of the Museum of Peace.

The old buildings of Amritsar and Lahore have a defined architectural style which expresses itself in some exquisite craftsmanship in exposed brick work.

BUILDINGS OF OLD AMRITSAR- 1
BUILDINGS OF OLD AMRITSAR- 2
BUILDINGS OF OLD AMRITSAR- 3
BUILDINGS OF OLD AMRITSAR- 4
BUILDINGS OF OLD AMRITSAR- 5
BUILDINGS OF OLD AMRITSAR- 6
BUILDINGS OF OLD LAHORE- 1
BUILDINGS OF OLD LAHORE- 2
BUILDINGS OF OLD LAHORE- 3
BUILDINGS OF OLD LAHORE- 4
PARAPET DESIGNS-OLD AMRITSAR- 1
PARAPET DESIGNS-OLD AMRITSAR- 2
PARAPET DESIGNS-OLD AMRITSAR- 3
PARAPET DESIGNS-OLD AMRITSAR- 4
PARAPET DESIGNS OLD AMRITSAR- 5
PARAPET DESIGNS OLD LAHORE- 1
PARAPET DESIGNS OLD LAHORE- 2
PARAPET DESIGNS OLD LAHORE- 3
PARAPET DESIGNS OLD LAHORE- 4
FLOOR PATTERNS-GOLDEN TEMPLE, AMRITSAR-1
FLOOR PATTERNS-GOLDEN TEMPLE, AMRITSAR- 2
FLOOR PATTERNS-GOLDEN TEMPLE, AMRITSAR- 3
FLOOR PATTERNS-GOLDEN TEMPLE, AMRITSAR- 4
FLOOR PATTERNS-GOLDEN TEMPLE, AMRITSAR- 5
FLOOR PATTERNS-GOLDEN TEMPLE, AMRITSAR- 6
FLOOR PATTERNS-GOLDEN TEMPLE, AMRITSAR- 7
FLOOR PATTERNS-GOLDEN TEMPLE, AMRITSAR- 8
By plagiarising the past, the Museum of Peace at the Attari-Wagah border recreates some of the magic of brick craftsmanship of the twin cities. The Museum of Peace at the Attari-Wagah border in Amritsar is unique and different from any other museum in the world.

In the Museum of Peace at Attari - Wagah, the visitor's museum experience begins even before he enters the museum building - indeed the museum building itself reflects the great architectural heritage of exquisite design and craftsmanship in brick work as still survives in some of the old remaining buildings of Lahore and Amritsar. The visitor gets a feel of the Museum experience even while standing outside and looking at the building.

The Museum of Peace at the Attari - Wagah border is a celebration of the common architectural, cultural and culinary heritage of pre-partition Punjab in general and Amritsar-Lahore in particular.

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