In-Situ Rehabilitation of the Kathputli Colony Project

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In-Situ Rehabilitation of the Kathputli Colony Project

Architect: Shivangi Chauhan
Location: Kathputli colony, Delhi, India.
Year: 2019
Area: 24 acres.


Mapping is done to depicts the current scenario of the site and the surrounding, Base map : depicts the overall landuse of the surrounding. Presence of different cultures on the site is also depicted through the maps and also showing the Dense urban fabric in the near vicinity.
All the work rights reserve to Shivangi Chauhan. Currently in final semester of B. Arch.
In-situ rehabilitation of the Kathputli colony, Delhi. DDA(Delhi development authority) in public private partnership with a firm developing the entire land chunk. Previously the site was inhabited by the artisans coming from different parts of the country. They formed a ‘juggi cluster’ here. That’s why the colony is known as “kathputli(puppets) colony”. The site consists of large variety of cultures and also their art forms different : puppeteers, street performers, musicians, painters, folk dancers, folk songs(kawali, sarangi), street plays, storytellers etc.
Transit Oriented Development is promoted as the site is surrounded by two major Metro corridors and
Rapid bus transport system. This is adding to the commercialisation of the artisans and their work, which in turn help them in generating more revenue.
Presence of such variety of artists in one complex enhance the overall ambience of the locality, henceforth making it more prestigious.


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