Author: Suditi Chaudhury
Site Location: Mumbai
Institute: Lokmanya Tilak Institute of Architecture & Design studies
Advisor: Associate Prof. Shilpa Vivekanand
Urban areas in India generate more than 1,00,000 MT of waste per day (CPHEEO, 2000). A large metropolis such as Mumbai generates about 7000 MT of waste per day (MCGM, 2014), Collecting, processing, transporting, and disposing of this municipal solid waste (MSW) is the responsibility of urban local bodies (ULBs) in India.
The Project attempts to investigate the issue of waste, which is frequently overlooked in the field of architecture. Waste management infrastructure is typically invisible to the general public, despite being critical to city planning. The hope with this new program is that the activated space would consequently attract the entire community. The site will promote relationships with the city, which will enrich its citizens. Reconnect and communicate to the masses, but also weave new public or institutional programs with by-products and sustainable production. The site will deal with a waste segregation facility where manual and mechanical input together can go hand in hand, Secondly, the waste treatment plant will act as a transitional place between all stakeholders mentioned above. Thirdly, adding a learning and awareness center which will bridge the gap between the knowledge of waste disposal and the public. By keeping this in mind, the four program components become waste, transportation, education, and living.
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