Faculty: Arijit Chatterjee | Shilpa Mevada

TA: Keerthan B v


With rivers being nationalised and the declaration of several national waterways, inland water transport infrastructure planning, design and use becomes key in overcoming insularity and connecting places, people and communities. The studio program situates itself in Borim; a taluk village next to Zuari river, Goa. Borim, like numerous insular nodes in Goa fuels local fishing, tourism, shipbuilding, and has potential to connect and interact with greater urban entities. The waterways, mainly rivers, rivulets, estuaries, channels and backwaters create an interconnected fluvial ecology with varying degrees of fragility. A central challenge of the studio is to programmatically engage and design with water systems. The program is crafted in response to fluvial conditions: design a construction and repair yard for ferries, a floating ferry terminal, an aquatic exchange and a learning centre. A network of established relationships on land and water(s) questions the nature of this facility.

Studio Unit

Studio Brief and aerial photographs of Khazan landscape of Goa

1:5000 wood CNC model photographs of the terrain

Drawings of imagined interventions by the students shown through plans and sections

Exploded axonometric drawing of imagined intervention

Model photographs of imagined interventions