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Understanding the Site and the Problem
Understanding the Site and the Problem

Proposed Program
Proposed Program

Proposed Master Plan after the mountain of garbage is removed from site
Proposed Master Plan after the mountain of garbage is removed from site

Building suitability mapping of existing structures and evolution of form
Building suitability mapping of existing structures and evolution of form

Exploded view of the waste segregation plant
Exploded view of the waste segregation plant

Sections through waste segregation plant
Sections through waste segregation plant

Project visualizations
Project visualizations

Sections through exhibition center (A) and waste processing plant (B) and (C)
Sections through exhibition center (A) and waste processing plant (B) and (C)




PROJECTINDEX
 
(N) IMBY
R.V. College of Architecture
ARCHITECTURE,URBAN DESIGN

Story of Waste
This project looks at rejuvenating degenerated landscapes in an urban context by exploring different ways of dealing with a city’s waste. Waste produced by the city is often associated with the phrase Not In My Backyard. When it comes to garbage we normally worry about how to get rid of it, without understanding what happens once it is taken out. This project takes a slightly different stance: In My Back Yard. It looks at how we can deal with
1) Fresh garbage that is produced by the city
2) Wasted space in the city
3) Wasted structures in the city (abandoned cement factory on site) and also
4) Waste produced by the city over the course of the last 30 years.

According to a study by the Indian Highways Authority 75-80% of the garbage from landfills can be converted to usable road fill material. Given that the Okhla Landfill has exceeded its recommended height and that it is not filled in a controlled scientific manner, the best option is to remove the mountain of garbage on site. In accordance with this study, this architectural design project will look at the design of an industry which will process the waste on site thereby reclaiming the land, and also process the fresh garbage generated.

It is estimated that by 2021 Delhi will produce 19000 tonnes of garbage per day. Currently, this garbage is being dumped into landfills. However this is not a sustainable long term solution. Infrastructure projects like this are relevant today as they provide a long term solution to dealing with the city’s waste; these projects have a strong physical presence and are here to stay. Architecture can dictate how these projects can be used as public spaces that raise awareness on such issues and not just as public utility buildings.