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
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.