Realizing solutions for the redevelopment of Dharavi

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    Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Realizing solutions for the redevelopment of Dharavi, Mumbai, India": Hindu area.

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    Holcim Awards "Next Generation" 2008 2nd prize winners (l-r): project authors Jens Kaercher and Lukas Schwind congratulated by jury member Wowo Ding for “Realizing solutions for the redevelopment of Dharavi, Mumbai, India”.

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    Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Realizing solutions for the redevelopment of Dharavi, Mumbai, India": India": Evaluation of the situation.

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    Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Realizing solutions for the redevelopment of Dharavi, Mumbai, India": Initiative for the transformation.

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    Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Realizing solutions for the redevelopment of Dharavi, Mumbai, India": Society and economy.

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    Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Realizing solutions for the redevelopment of Dharavi, Mumbai, India": Urban growth and private space.

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    Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Realizing solutions for the redevelopment of Dharavi, Mumbai, India": Open space.

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    Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Realizing solutions for the redevelopment of Dharavi, Mumbai, India": Transformation framework.

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    Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Realizing solutions for the redevelopment of Dharavi, Mumbai, India": Transformation scenario.

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    Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Realizing solutions for the redevelopment of Dharavi, Mumbai, India": Urban design.

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    Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Realizing solutions for the redevelopment of Dharavi, Mumbai, India": Muslim area.

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    Project entry 2008 Asia Pacific - "Realizing solutions for the redevelopment of Dharavi, Mumbai, India": Holcim Awards "Next Generation" 2nd prize 2008 Asia Pacific: Jens Marcel Kaercher and Lukas Dominik Schwind.

  • Next generation Next Generation 2nd prize 2008–2009 Asia Pacific

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

By Jens Kaercher and

Ideas: Economic & Social Empowerment , Housing Needs

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.

Realizing solutions for the redevelopment of Dharavi

Project authors

  • Jens Kaercher

  • Lukas Schwind

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