Introduction: This design challenge has been conceived by Young Leader for Active Citizenship (YLAC) and Sensing Local and is being conducted in partnership with Janaagraha, Doddanekundi Rising and Banaswadi Rising. We invite proposals to reimagine two typical neighbourhood scale public spaces in two wards of Bengaluru – Doddanekundi (ward 85) and Banaswadi (ward 27).
Description: The site in Doddanekundi builds on the idea of place-keeping where the aim is to strengthen the cultural grain of an ‘urban village’ amidst a rapidly urbanising fabric, through designing a shared public space that can be used by two disparate groups of residents in the neighbourhood (the locals and the migrants).
And the other site in Banaswadi builds on the idea of place-making where the aim is to revamp a long-defunct buffer space on either side of a rajakaluve – an ‘urban void’, and design it to become more functional and usable by the residents of a neighbourhood.
The winning entries will be facilitated to pitch their ideas to the BBMP for implementation. There is also a prize money of ₹50,000/- for each site!
You can see the detailed competition information here!