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Chhav - A Place in the Shade

Winning entry for Observation and Action Network 2020 Grants Program

Organizers: The Center for the Living City, Urban Design Collective, National Association of Students of Architecture

Collaborators: Gunraagh Singh Talwar, Ipsita Choudhury, Eish Ahlawat

Year: 2020

Status: Unrealized

Chhav seeks to provide a spatial solution for the people of Rajiv Nagar - an informal settlement around the Bhalswa Landfill - one of Delhi’s 3 major landfills. Understanding the context and community, the authors realise a lack of dignified open space for the community. Chhav realises ‘lost space’ in the settlement and attempts to activate it with an intervention designed around existing infrastructure.

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