BMW GUGGENHEIM LAB
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MARS IN MUMBAI
Prototypes of adjust created for the BMW Guggenheim Lab
Informal settlements dominate considerably of the world’s emerging cityscape. The tense social and spatial situations they bring forth render most urban techniques ineffective. Neither best-down preparing, defined by a technocratic method of ever larger infrastructure, nor bottom-up efforts, in the type of increasingly sophisticated neighborhood level projects, appear in a position to meet the challenges at the scale the building metropolis demands. Can micro-scale interventions be created to achieve citywide techniques?
This conceptual divide is further exacerbated in Mumbai, where slums that make up two-thirds of the population cut by means of the whole island city in a sharp spatial divide. Attempts to address the dire challenges from, water safety to pollution and extreme congestion, are limited to either the formal or informal settlements. MARS Architects has made a vision for a United Mumbai, the beginning point for incorporating informal settlements as totally integrated components of the formal city.
More than the coming weeks, stakeholder meetings will be held at the Guggenheim Lab Mumbai to go over our ten proposed technologies, from wall systems to transport systems. Adhere to us as an expanding program of architectural interventions turns slums into sustainable settlements, which in turn turn into the backbone of a United Mumbai.
Element 1: SPI MODEL
The foundation of this project is an in-depth study of Mumbai’s population density. Not merely mapping Mumbai’s infamous conditions in abstract terms but introducing a new methodology that much better represents the encounter on the ground. The new metric, known as the Stacked Population Index (SPI), measures the density of folks per amount of available floor surface. All of a sudden the true extents of Mumbai’s informal settlements can be observed: a yellow forest of towering densities covers the complete urban landscape. The harsh reality the city accommodates two thirds of its population on significantly less than a quarter of its residential surface, and however urban plans for Mumbai mostly ignore their existence.
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