A Heritage Transit
Under-graduate Work - 2015
an urban intervention
Instructors: Guru Prasanna and Anitha Suseelan
(Site Analysis is by all the students of the studio)
Design Proposal by: Alekya Malladi
Tools Used: Hand Drawings, Sketch Up and Photoshop
Though developed as an important trading port, the trade in the port of Kochi, Kerala, has almost come to nil with time. The project is a proposal to benefit the growing urban scenario of the island.
After an extensive analysis of the precinct, the precinct is noted to have potential for development of community/tourism related activities. Though populated by underdeveloped waterfront, dilapidated buildings and non-functional godowns, it has the potential to become an essential transit for pedestrians as well as the transport facilities like the buses and the boat jetty.
The vision was to maximize the meeting interface between communities while preserving the cultural uniqueness and acknowledging their differences. The proposal was to introduce a cultural center as a primary function to address cultural diversity and expanding commerce as the secondary function.