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Project Summary

Realizing solutions for the redevelopment of Dharavi

With 600,000 inhabitants across 220 hectares, Mumbai’s Dharavi is the largest informal settlement in Asia.

Realizing solutions for the redevelopment of Dharavi aims at an inverse approach to transforming the slum into a modern business and housing district – Dharavi’s existing communities should be the owner-builders of their own future environment.

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“Next Generation” prize to urban plan for Mumbai informal settlement
“Unique and robust strategy based on a sound and astonishingly mature in situ analysis” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2008 for Asia Pacific
Project Details
Dharavi, Mumbai, India
Jens Kaercher
Main Author
Jens Kaercher
Lukas Schwind
Further Author
Lukas Schwind
"Next Generation" 2nd prize 2008
Asia Pacific
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