VERTICAL CITIES ASIA COMPETITION. SPRING SEMESTER UC BERKELEY. 2014.
In Collaboration with Zoe Beba, Hyojin Kim, Andrew Manuel, Saranya Konala, Bingyao Zhu.
Site. The project is located in Sewri, on the Eastern Waterfront of Mumbai. It is a polluted area with abandoned industries and fuel storage.
Program. Create a neighborhood of 100,000 inhabitants in one square kilometer with residential, educational and commercial activities.
Intention. Artha is an Indian philosophical term that is listed as an important aim in life. Artha literally means “meaning, purpose, or goal” In Hindu texts, the meaning is expanded to having all the things that are necessary for a fulfilling life. This includes wealth, career, skills, health, and community. Our goal is to design a city that allows everyone to achieve artha.
To support our development strategy, we propose a phasing system that makes use of underutilized port land on the coast to conscientiously relocate residents of the community. This is an alternative housing system for slums based on Live- Work courtyards.We enhance education and craftsmanship through the implementation of learning centers and improve economy through the commercial strip and the market by the waterfront. In order to prevent floods and create a more sustainable plan, we have to rely on clean renewable energy sources, harvesting rain water, decreasing site toxicity, increasing open space per capita, improving sanitation, preparing for climate change, and preserving the ecosystem.