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C.r.gautham Chandar

LA4004

Re-Imagining Vandiyur I Adaptive Re-use of a Lake

A once thriving water body, it's survival is in question now. Doesn't receive the intended amount of water to fill the lake due to water channels encroachment and urban pressures. Lack of prominent green spaces and an ever depleting forest cover gave rise to the idea of Adaptive re-use, wherein lake re-gradation & water channelization would help in foresting the vacant patch that would not just enhance biodiversity but also the city image. 


Report Content

Project introduction I Larger context

First impression (Photomontage) I Understanding the Site

Reading the Site Layers

Issues I Lake decline I Community connect

Conceptual explorations (System thinking I Case study)

Vision Statement I Conceptual ideation

Conceptual ideation

Intervention (Zoning I Masterplan I Phasing)

Plant list I Ecological value I Project Outcome I Background study (Seminar)

Background study (Seminar I Reading)