Towards realizing the vision of Mr. Narendra Damodar Modi, students of Vastu Kala Academy, College Of Architecture, have taken the initiative developing an urban space and promoting a government scheme. They have aimed at increasing footfall to a street food vending zone in an attempt to revive street food culture and contribute towards societal change.
The students took to work to liven up one of the vending zones being set up by MCG around the city. These zones were set up in a bid to decongest city roads and provide street hawkers with legitimate carts. Coming under the scheme of Swachh Bharat Abhayan, they aim to provide all basic amenities to these areas and to promote them as hygienic urban spaces for street food.
This particular area in Sector 10A, however, was found to be minimally utilized due to the unbearable heat and insufficient seating. The students set out to address these issues with a creative solution and as less cost as possible.
The pavilion designed by them intends to provide shelter from the sun and rain, two major factors in reviving the place. Further, they plan to provide additional seating along with a central platform for performances that will help attract more people to this street food junction.
Their intention was ‘to contribute towards society and to bring the focus on urban public spaces around the city’.