Faculty: Arijit Chatterjee | Shilpa Mevada

TA: Keerthan B v


With rivers being nationalised and the declaration of several national waterways, the inland water transport infrastructure planning, design and use becomes key in overcoming insularity and connecting places, people and communities. The studio program situated 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 the 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 was to programmatically engage and design with water systems. The program was 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) questioned the nature of this facility

Studio Unit

Studio brief and site images

Studio process drawings

Drawings of imagined and proposed interventions by the students

Exploded axonometric drawing of a proposed intervention

Model photographs of the imagined and proposed interventions