Author: Suraj Satish Wani
Site Location: Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Institute: PDEA COA – Akurdi
Advisor: Ar. Nishant Gawande
The Bhopal Gas Tragedy Memorial Complex is a sustainable project that pays tribute to the victims of a devastating industrial disaster while prioritizing environmental, social, and economic sustainability. The complex incorporates sustainable design elements and practices to minimize its environmental impact and ensure long-term viability.
Energy efficiency is prioritized through natural ventilation and lighting in the admin block, reducing energy consumption and enhancing visitor comfort. The use of durable materials like exposed brick and concrete minimizes maintenance needs and resource-intensive renovations.
Water conservation measures, including rainwater harvesting systems, are implemented to reduce reliance on external water sources. Social sustainability is promoted through facilities like knowledge and skill development centres, fostering community empowerment and economic growth.
The project’s economic sustainability is achieved through responsible design and operation, reducing maintenance costs and supporting the local economy through a food court for local vendors.
The complex serves as a solemn memorial while exemplifying sustainable practices, inspiring future developments and responsible resource management. It stands as a testament to the fusion of remembrance and sustainable principles, creating a lasting impact on the affected community and the environment.
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