Norman Foster Foundation Cities: Affordable Housing Workshop 2022

Page 58 Mumbai is the economic capital of India and for that there has been a huge amount of migration. This situation summed to the lack of infrastructure and affordable housing, has created a landscape of fragmentation resulting on people taking the matter in their own hands to provide shelter for their families and fulfil their needs. In the pathway that leads to the entrance of Mumbai there is Padwal Nagar, an industrial neighbourhood of immigrants on the search for work that settled anywhere there was available slot, leaving the area with no common spaces for integration and community development. Through studing the pre-existing community dynamics where people are already engaging in economic activities that could be oriented to make the community selfsufficient and sharing spaces for cooking and cleaning; they wanted to change the conversation from affordable housing to essential homes by designing a communal infrastructure that could foster the activities they are already sharing and include the community in a participatory process of design. This new model will separate the activities and spaces of the houses depending on if they were shareable or private, creating a community centre that gathered all the shared activities and building the private areas of the houses around it in a vertical way without using that muc land space. That way every family had access to all the infrastructure needed and had space for private familiar dynamics. The infrastructure was designed to be self-sufficient and sustainable improving the life quality of the families of the neighbourhood. Group 3 - Padwal Nagar, Mumbai, India Ismaeel Davids, Nabila Larasati Pranoto, Amna Pervaiz and Parshav Sheth Amna Pervaiz during her group’s presentation on their transformation of Padwal Nagar in Mumbai India 2022 Cities: Affordable Housing Workshop Contents Report