Informed and professional repair schemes rely on detailed measured drawings –the volume of critical work has exploded.
Shoring-up of structures is necessary while damage is assessed, and to prevent unnecessary demolition wherever possible.
Carved fragments , rescued from the collapsed Char Narayana Temple, can be incorporated into the reconstruction.
Hasty demolitions and repairs threaten the tightly-packed monuments of Kathmandu Valley sites.
Carefully stored timber beam heads rescued from four collapsed structures on Patan Darbar.
Thousands of carved timber components are currently being studied, sorted, and repaired for re-use.
A model project at the 1627 Vishveshvara Temple in Patan will prioritize reinforcements over dismantling for this important, but damaged structure.
Structural consolidation of the Patan Palace’s Taleju Shrine Tower, whose upper-most roof level failed, is underway for completion in 2016.
The Sundari Chowk’s East wing, part of the Patan Palace and Museum, is under reconstruction for completion in late 2016.
Earthquake strengthening schemes build on KVPT’s 20 year successful track record of preserving historical fabric, while introducing a variety of structural improvements.
Sourcing quality building materials such as specialty roof tiles and conical bricks requires planning and custom orders.
KVPT’s traditional craftsmen both carry on family traditions and make authentic and ambitious rebuilding projects viable.
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