This collective resulted in a competition entry for Reimagining Dharavi.
Our proposal for Dharavi questions the understanding of the so called slum as a problem of our city its rather than reimagine calls for re-positioning it as a solution, a potential model for affordable housing within the city.
We reject the idyllic, utopian imagination of Dharavi by the outsider and in effect propose our intervention as one of an armature of infrastructure. A systemic construct jacketed on existing built form that addresses issues of sanitation and structure while reinforcing the formal incremental process of building over time. We in principle provide an armature for habitation anticipating the ingenuity of incremental homegrown strategies. Our solution is one of suturing and reinforcing ground realities.
Collaborators: URBZ, Pankaj Gupta, Sir JJ College of Architecture,
Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Structural Consultant: Arup India
Year: November 2014
Design Team: Diane Athiade, Shravanthi Kanekal.