ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO ONLY IN INDIA SLUM UPGRADING, NORTH KACHPURA, AGRA ARCHITECTURE OF RAPID CHANGE & SCARCE RESOURCES NICHOLAS

SOCRATES 2012
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On location land survey, drawn on our rst day on site. Here we had to map a part of the slum
which was not present on any map before (centre). This preliminary survey shows signs of
looking into nala ow direction, land use and locating areas of neglect. All of which were further
realised on later surveys in the following days on site.
ONSITE LAND SURVEY
QUANTITY SURVEY: REUSING THE ABANDONED RAILWAY ELEMENTS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE BRIDGE 81
On location, there was
an abundance of ‘railway
material’ lying around not
being used. Sleepers, railway
tracks, OHE’s, I-beams,
etc, etc. I measured these
materials with the intention
to build with them.
The theme of the project is
‘Architecture of Rapid Change
& Scarce Resources’, so
therefore whatever materials
which are readily avaliable
must be utilized in the project.
There were thousands of
materials all over the place on
the site, so not only is it wise to
utilize them, they are already
part of the site’s aesthetic.
868 concrete sleepers are used
throughout this masterplan as
foundations for the containers and also
for channelling clean and dirty water.
1,384 wooden sleepers used on the
bridge for oor planks and railings.
The sleepers are thinned - decreasing
their weight. 1860 halfs are used.
248 tracks are used on the bridge
grouped in four for columns.
Totalling 1,984 metres.
62 I Beams of are used on the bridge.
I Beams at 9.5m (x 62)
62 OHE columns are used on the bridge
as banister posts.
One column is cut in 5 to make the
posts.
(5 x 62 = 310 parts)
186 OHE beams are used on the bridge
as beams.
84 RECONNECTING COMMUNITIES: THE BRIDGE WILL LINK THE SLUM SETTLEMENTS WITH THE MORE DEVELOPED MARKET SIDE
Ramp leading onto the centre of the site
The community we got to know well over the two
weeks on site
Rail and pedestrian
bridge 750m long.
Pedestrian bridge only
crossing one track.
There is a big dierence between the quality of living on the
market side, campared to the side of the slum settlements.
INITIAL BRIDGE RENDER & SECTIONS 1:1000 & 1:2000 88
107 BECAUSE THE BRIDGE IS MADE UP OF THE VERY FABRIC OF THE RAILWAYS IT EXISTS AS CAMOUFLAGE; LIKE IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE
90 THE MARKET SIDE
THE WRONG SIDE OF THE TRACKS;
Slum settlements segregated / cut o by the railway tracks.
With a busy market on one side of the railway tracks, and a collection
of slum settlements on the other; the two sides are separated. The
slums, somewhat isolated from main-land Agra; exist as ‘Edge-Lands’
and they have a rural /urban-rural feel to them.
MARKET SIDE
As soon as we crossed the railway lines, from our site, to the side of
the market, we noticed a sudden change in the infrastructure; where
everything is paved, the sewers are concreted and they are working
very well; the quality of living is evidently higher on the market side,
where the proximity to the centre of Agra (across the near-by Yamuna
bridge) is much more accessible. The market sells most things and
has a general industrial feel to it; selling all types of building materials
with various factories and workshops in the area; here, business is
relatively booming.
There is a big dierence between the quality of living on the market
side, campared to the side of the slum settlements. Here, on the
market side, there are many things being sold, there is business and
activity. Also, importantly the nala’s are cemented - they are still open
air sewers, but opposed to the slum settlements, where the waste
water get discharged into the soil, which then spreads and pollutes
the ground., here many things have developed much more rapidly. It
appears that therailway tracks havesecluded or divided a community.
103 BRIDGE ASSEMBLY DETAILS
87 MASTERPLAN 1:2000 SHOWING THE CONTINUATION OF ACCESS FROM THE MARKET ACROSS THE TRACKS AND TO THE SITE
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22 x 8" = 14'-9 1/4" 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
14 x 8 1/2" = 9'-10" 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
14 x 8 1/2" = 9'-10" 123456789 10 11 12 13 14 14 x 8 1/2" = 9'-10" 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 14 x 8 1/2" = 9'-10" 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
19 x 6 1/4" = 9'-10" 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
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Parked
Trucks
Parked
Rickshaws
x 10
Parked Rickshaws x 5
Handicraft
on Street
Buffalo Farm
Inside Dilapidated Building
Wastepickers
Waste Land
Wood Factory
Building Materials
Bricks
Bike Shop
General Store
School
Industrial Materials
Clothes Washing
Clothes Shop
Building Materials
Hair Dressers
Electrical
Store
General Store
Clothes Shop Food Stall
Rickshaws
Dilapidated
Building
New Water Tower
Abandoned / Dilapidated
Old Railway Offce
Abandoned Tunnel /
Old Railway Station
Railway Control Center
School
Abandoned / Outdate
Railway Control Centre;
part used for storage
Hindu Temple
Waste Pickers
Railway Building / Generator
Old Water Tower
Abandoned
Railway Maintainance / Warehouse
General Store
General Store
General Stall
Outdoor
Muslim Temple
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44 PHASES 15
PHASE 1: DEWAT
PHASE 4a:
CONTAINER WALL
PHASE 3:
BRIDGE
PHASE 2:
CENTRAL BUILDING
PHASE 4b:
‘UNDER THE BRIDGE’
MARKET
PHASE 5: UNZONED
TRADING MARKET

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