Harvard University offers course on exploring housing hyper density in the Ismaili area of Dongri, Mumbai

Harvard University offers course on exploring housing hyper density in the Ismaili area of Dongri, MumbaiRahul Mehrotra was on the Steering Committee of the 12th Cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture

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The studio site is located in Dongri, a dense residential neighborhood in Mumbai that historically was largely inhabited by the Ismaili community. It houses the Jammat Khana, a religious space integral to its local identity. It is bound by major transit corridors on two sides and has a strong trade-oriented street culture. Students will be asked to take up an individual block within the site and reconfigure it while imagining more accommodative and pleasurable futures for the scale and uses of existing street networks.

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