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Lokarth:Place for People , Dwarka, India
Lokarth:Place for People , Dwarka, India

Site Plan
Site Plan

The Kund: Central Court
The Kund: Central Court

Karyashala: Activity Area
Karyashala: Activity Area

The Karyashala: Activity Area
The Karyashala: Activity Area

Ashray: Shelter
Ashray: Shelter




PROJECTINDEX
 
LOKARTH
Integral University
ARCHITECTURE

Place for the People : Through Voluntarism
The idea behind the preliminary design is to make spaces that are solely made to help those who are deprived and help people in need by placing voluntary activities at the same place.
We will be giving people the spaces for skill development. While they learn they are provided food in the community kitchen and shelter to sleep at night. By imparting skill they are empowered to earn their living and survive. The skill would be given by the volunteers who otherwise don't have space for their voluntary work.
In India, we have lot of voluntary activities rooted in our culture and religion, like Bhandaras, Langar, Zakat and so much more. In today’s date in all over the world we have lot of people who volunteer themselves for teaching, helping for a lot of other purposes, but we do not have specially designed spaces for these activities, they either happen in a hall or in an open area/roadside creating a big mess on the road, leading to traffic.
By designing spaces for these kinds of activities and putting volunteers and the people who need them the most, at the same place, we can encourage voluntarism and social cohesion. The spaces will promote learning and development on a community level where a 'people-first' culture enables interactive spaces and user-friendly environment. So that people are empowered to take on big challenges and do meaningful work.
This is why the topic of my thesis is LOKARTH- space for the benefit of people.
The whole design is approached by taking inspiration from the kind of temporality and flexibility that culturally contrived spaces in India have.
The purpose of this design was to examine what effect it will have if all these different activities come together at one place.