Ar. Dhawal Jain
Ar. Shripad Bhalerao, Ar. Yashwant Pitkar, Ar. Nitesh Avhad, Ar. Hemal Biscuitwala, Ar. Dhaval Jain
The proposal attempts to bring people back into the light in the city. After a gray period, the damage caused by the explosion at Beirut, gives a chance to rethink the structure of the city. Contrasting to the earlier government centric and corrupt system, the city is being planned now in a way to bring the citizens to the center. Getting them together, providing them with better amenities and lifestyle and making them more aware of the same. Several public facilities have been designed along the sea-shore and at strategic points in the city to allow people leisure and public participation in the building of the city. Green patches have been reintroduced to the city through these patches.
The cultural center acts as a built form that reflects the new city culture. It homes a wide range of functions and attracts people from a wide range of interests to occupy and move all around the building. The circular form allows the people to have a complete exterior view of the city and the court in the center attracts all the attention from all common balconies on each floor while the attached lawn provides informal seating and leisure spaces.