Faculty: Dhaval Gajjar


The studio explores the need of parking building as a design opportunity – a scale of intervention which is
initially subtle, but gradually creates a systematic infrastructure for urban living that inspires aspiring and
radical changes for overall future urban spaces with social and environmental dynamics.

With growing infrastructure and development, number of vehicles too have grown exponentially in every
part of the city, excessively consuming our urban spaces. These parking lots ultimately act as dead storage
of a medium that is used only for few hours but it further degrades the experience of urban fabric and
public life of the city.
By analyzing the existing, students will observe manners in which vehicles/ parking spaces affect the urban
context and how contiguous parking—more than livability, experience or aesthetic—is one of the strongest
influence on physical form and experience of our cities.

Focus is to design a parking facility that is engaging in the process of re-scripting itself: negotiates the
necessity of parking as meaningful development while integrating it with public space; manner in which it
facilitates other possible needs of the neighborhood, addresses the dynamics of space with time to
become more sustainable and contribute to urban life.