Koliwada’s Koliving. Mumbai, India, 2018

Recorte master plan

Project: S*ARC + Monoforma

Category: Master plan

Location: Mumbai, India

Area: 40 Ha

Status: Potential Urban regeneration

 

Koliwada’s Koliving is about sustainable design creating places that work for people, which are socially inclusive, as well as environmentally resilient. Responding to the unique qualities, traditions and needs of the Worli Koliwada Peninsula, we propose a sustainable community plan, which aims to promote a sense of equality, belonging and pride among existing and new residentes. This is achieved, in part, through ´common ground´, on land and on water: attractive new public spaces, streets that encourage life and activity, new infrastructure and highly adaptable mixed residential units – an exciting model to inspire communities addressing issues of resilience, growth and integration around the world.

1878847844_02_MasterPlan_DiagramsMasterplan Concept Diagrams As a rationalisation of an existing urban grid, a circular plan could bring greater legibility, yet is sufficiently flexible to accommodate all kinds of urban components, from infrastructure to public space and housing – it is fluid, dynamic and non-linear, reflecting existing, organic patterns of development. Housing Concept Diagrams Our approach is rooted in research. If any development is to be a success, it must combine the familiar and the new – people must want to be part of that community, it must reflect the way they want to live, to create a true sense of belonging and ownership.

1878847844_06_Housing_DiagramsHousing Concept Diagrams Our approach is rooted in research. If any development is to be a success, it must combine the familiar and the new – people must want to be part of that community, it must reflect the way they want to live, to create a true sense of belonging and ownership.

1878847844_07_Housing_DiagramsHousing Concept Diagrams We propose an integrated design inspired by existing Koli spaces for work, family and worship – the balance of inside and outside, public and private.

1878847844_08_Housing_DiagramsHousing Constructibility Diagram A flexible and modern “kit-of-parts” housing system that could be build and adapted by local residents, regardless of its social or economic status.


Masterplan Aerial View 180530_V05_Master plan_08

We can extend the urban footprint towards the sea – The technology exists today to achieve a truly amphibious, sustainable community, which could endure in spite of flooding and changes in sea water levels and provide means of adaptation to coastal communities around the world.


A New Gateway 1878847844_04_MasterPlan_V01

A proud new gateway: reclaiming Worli fort as a cultural hub, extending the coastal promenade, acting as a flooding barrier and connecting to other city areas, and creating new mixed housing and a new ferry terminal.


Main Plaza 180530_V02_Cultural_10New inclusive public space, new infrastructure, new facilities for education and health services – set against a backdrop of longstanding maritime traditions and history.


 

Street Life 180530_V03_Commerce_06

Attractive, low-rise buildings define narrow streets to provide shade and protection from the sun and the seasonal monsoon rain – their open configuration promotes a sense of inclusive community helping to avoid the creation of social segregation.


Community Life 180530_V04_Housing_09

The inner courtyard provides for the community – allotments on land, and aquaponics where the development extends into the water – promoting self-sufficiency and preserving the local fishing tradition.


Team Credits: Salvador Rivas, Oswaldo Guzman, Jorge Carbajal, Karla Gutierrez, Jesus Ortiz, Angel Flores, Ana Cuevas and Sarah Simpkin.