Documentation of Pratap Vilas Palace at Vadodara: Railway Staff College
The project was done in collaboration with Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology. Twelve students took part in the documentation exercise.
August – December 2013
The Pratap Vilas Palace Complex is located in the south west part of the city of Vadodara. The 100 year old structure, originally constructed as a private resident of the Gaekwads, was acquired by the Indian Railway Ministry in the year 1952. Consequently, the Railway Staff College was established in the palace premises. The project, in collaboration with the students of Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, investigated this 100 year old structure and its heritage significance.
Identifying heritage elements of the Pratap Vilas Palace
Identifying characteristics of built form and the development of the Palace complex through its 100 years
Identifying potentials, challenges to conservation of the structure