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TEAM: Divmehar Anand & Sehajdeep Sodhi

Keywords: Urban water baoli, Phytofilteration, fog harvesting, alternate water resources, ground water recharge


The fundamental flaw that emerged in Gurgaon’s rapidly expanding circumference was the lack of perennial sources of water that would keep its deep aquifers recharged, such as lakes, ponds or even seasonal torrents, which dried up over time. The dearth felt today is to some degree natural, but it is largely man­-made. Certainly, Gurgaon is not alone: this condition is visible in large parts of India and in many cities.

in a city like Delhi where the groundwater level has depleted so much that the rate of recharge is less than the rate of withdrawal, rainwater harvesting, therefore, is key to a secure water supply for India’s second biggest city.

All available natural sources of water are used, recycled and reused and stored in a reservoir which not only sustains the building itself but also recharges water to the ground.

The project aims at creating an urban mixed use hub in a groundwater deficient city like Gurgaon which re-imagines our traditional water sources while generating clean water to feed its own and recharging the water table for use by others.


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