AFFILIATED TO ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI AND APPROVED BY COUNCIL OF ARCHITECTURE, NEW DELHI

Design and Build of playgrounds in the slums of Matunga

MUMBAI

The students of RVS worked with Anukiriti in restructuring and rebuilding an existing playground for students of BJ Home for Children at MUMBAI. The playground was eventually transformed into a space of vibrancy and warmth. ANUKRITI is an NGO of architects and designers who are stepping into the field to make a difference. The goal is to build playgrounds for the children here in Mumbai – one of the most densely populated cities in the world. In Hindi, Anukruti means small, creative spaces. The organization was founded in 2013 by Martina M. Spies, an architect from Vienna, Austria. PLAY is a workshop conducted by ANUKRITI, an NGO that helps in designing play areas for underprivileged children who are in need of them. The workshop was conducted by RVS Padmavathy School of Architecture.

Description

The entire process was an amalgamation of reuse – reduce – recycle by using the available materials and engaging the parents of the children in the building process. The pods came out beautifully and this vibrancy was brought by the ever-smiling children. The entire work took place for about seven days where the first day was about a brain storming session where our students were divided into three teams to execute different parts of work. The second day began with cleaning the site and preparing it for the next stage. The site had various sets of garbage such as dried leaves, stones and garbage. The stones in the site were removed and the garbage was collected and disposed. A group started the wall painting and the others waited till the tools arrived to proceed with the construction.

Team & Process

Outcome