Basic Site Details

Name: Group of Cultural Buildings for Islamabad Administrative Sector
City or county: Islamabad
Country: Pakistan
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Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Office(?)  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 1March 1965 Plans prepared, construction not yet begunSchematic plans prepared for Matthew's own 'cultural buildings group', including the four-storey, slab-like National Museum and Library; a three-storey stepped slab for the Armed Forces Museum; and a four-storey fan-shaped Arts Council


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 2Robert Hogg MatthewArchitectA1960s  
Item 2 of 2Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners (RMJM)Architectural practiceA1960s  

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 3Armed Forces Musem 
Item 2 of 3National LibraryDesigns never built. Matthew resigned the commission in 1970 due to difficulty working with the Capital Development Authority (Islamabad).
Item 3 of 3National MuseumRMJM design never built.

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Administrative Sector Plan 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Glendinning, Miles2008Modern architect: the life and times of Robert Matthew RIBA Publishingp417