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In plain sight

In plain sight





Launch February 22, 2020
Registration closes: 19th Oct 2020
Submission Deadline: 3rdNov 2020
Result Announcement: 31stDec 2020


When systems of infrastructure providing a single use converge with each other, they produce residual spaces; spaces which are entirely forgotten or spaces whose intended purpose of use has been abandoned  and replaced by an assortment of informal activities, thus disrupting the urban fabric, creating an Urban Void.

One such example is when one elevated passageway (roads/highways/bridges) pass over another one, creating a space that is longitudinal and barrier free, sandwiched between an underpass and an overpass.

When infrastructure is primarily a service that enables human circulation and interaction, can the revival of these unused, underused or misused spaces only encourage this more?

Do these spaces present an opportunity for a design intervention?

Can a system of infrastructure typically assumed single use, become multifunctional, allowing different spatial experiences to be created?

Would the addition of programmes (services and social) lead to the development of a spatial identity that is reflective of its community?

Can the juxtaposition of various formal and informal programmes mean that a space which was once inaccessible, is now accessible to all the members of the community?

Can design help transform these spaces to facilitate and redefine exchanges (service/social), allowing these voids to become seamless within the broader urban fabric?



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