Punjab Irrigation Department

The Punjab Irrigation Department is housed on Old Anarkali Road in a series of colonial-era buildings. Riverine irrigation has central importance for the Punjab. The grounds of the Department compound was a location for a newly commissioned sculptural intervention by artist Bahar Behbahani, whose site-specific installations engages with the importance ... More

Punjab University, University College of Arts & Design

Punjab University is a public university originally founded by the British colonial authorities in 1882. The University’s older campus, located on the Mall Road across Tollinton Market and Lahore Museum, was used as one of the main exhibition sites for the Lahore Biennale — as well as for events programming ... More

Mubarak Haveli

Built in 1863 and later restored during the British era, the Mubarak Haveli is a historic building located inside Bhatti Gate in the Walled City area. The Mubarak Haveli is an important example of a courtyard mansion characteristic traditional domestic architecture. At present, the Mubarak Haveli compound also houses the ... More

Punjab Institute of Language, Art & Culture (PILAC)

Punjab Institute of Language, Art & Culture (PILAC) was established in September 2004 for patronage, promotion and development of Punjabi language and culture. Centrally located in Lahore, the PILAC building complex includes a library, auditoriums, and exhibition spaces. The complex has been designed by the noted architect Nayyar Ali Dada, ... More

Gaddafi Stadium

Symbolically the home of Pakistan’s national cricket team, Gaddafi Stadium was designed by architect Nasreddin Murat-Khan (1959), and re-appropriated by architect Nayyar Ali Dada (1996).

PIA Planetarium

Located near Chauburji, the historic gateway to Lahore, the PIA Planetarium was built in the 1980s under the patronage of Pakistan International Airways (PIA). The Planetarium served as an important cultural and educational site, but is no longer in active use. For LB02, the site was used for installations by ... More

National College of Arts (NCA)

Located on Mall Road, the National College of Arts (NCA) is a public art university founded as the Mayo School of Industrial Arts in 1875 during the time of British rule. It is presently among the oldest institutions in the country for higher learning within the disciplines of arts and ... More

Summer Palace

Constructed by the sixth Mughal Emperor during the seventeenth century, the Summer Palace [Pari Mahal] was built as a seasonal retreat for the royal family. Located at the basement of the Shish Mahal of the Lahore Fort, the Summer Palace has massive walls, an elaborate system of water channels, and ... More

Bradlaugh Hall

A symbol of revolution against the British occupation of Indian subcontinent, Bradlaugh Hall is regarded as an epicenter of organized resistance against colonial rule in Lahore. It was built in the 19th century on Rattigan Road through the fundraising efforts of Indian National Congress, one of the earliest political organizations ... More

Pak Tea House

Located on the historic Mall Road near the Lahore Museum and many colleges, this restaurant was originally the India Tea House from the early 1930s, and was a meeting place for leading intellectuals and writers. Renamed the Pak Tea House after the Partition, the cafe remains known for its historic ... More

Lahore Fort

The Lahore Fort (Punjabi and Urdu: شاہی قلعہ‎: Shahi Qila, or "Royal Fort") is a citadel located at the northern end of walled city Lahore, and spreads over an area greater than 20 hectares. It contains 21 notable monuments, some of which date to the era of Emperor Akbar. The ... More

Lahore Museum

The Lahore Museum (Punjabi: لاہور میوزیم; Urdu: عجائب گھر لاہور‎; “Lahore Wonder House”), is a museum located on the historic Mall Road. Founded in 1865 at a smaller location and opened in 1894 at its current location during the British colonial period, Lahore Museum is now one of Pakistan’s most ... More

Tollinton Market

Tollinton Market is located on the Mall Road to the east of the Lahore Museum. It was built to house the first important exhibition of Punjab's arts and crafts. This building, which once presented a picture post card view, is of great significance in tracing the urban history of Lahore. ... More