Sustainable design winner project presented in Mumbai



Anne Camilla Auestad who won a prize in the competition ‘Co-creating Sustainable Solutions for the Future” is currently in India and on 27 September 2013 she will be speaking at Studio X in Mumbai about ‘The Waterline – harvesting rainwater in Urban India’ based on her award-winning project.

The project seeks to accommodate the ambiguous use of India’s pipelines as well as addressing the water shortage problem in an attempt to merge protection, rainwater collection and public service. It is a parasite-infrastructure designed to support, preserve and enhance the existing water pipeline infrastructure.

The vision is for the waterline to encourage growth and sustainability, with potential additions to the structure such as public bathrooms, showers, institutions (school, kindergarden, etc.).

In the case of water pipe relocation, the lower space can be used as public space, housing, markets, etc., or the structures can be relocated to other sites. Water shortage is part of a common global future, and Denmark as well as any other nation could make use of the waterline system to provide protection, access to free water and social gathering spaces.

Anne Camilla Auestad graduated in 2013 as Architect from Aarhus Architect School in Denmark. She was awarded in 2012 in the category ‘Design / Culture’ of the Danish-Indian student competition ‘Co-creating Sustainable Solutions for the Future’, which was managed by Danish Cultural Institute and Larsen & Toubro. Today, she is based in Oslo, Norway.

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STUDIO X MUMBAI is based at Kitab Mahal, 4th Floor, 192 D.N.Road, Fort, Mumbai 400001.
www.arch.columbia.edu/studiox

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DESIGN/CULTURE AWARD WINNER:

Ms. Anne Camilla A. Auestad

Aarhus School of Architecture

IDEA:
A waterline concept that seeks to accomodate the ambiguous use of India’s pipelines as well as addressing the water shortage problem in an attempt to merge protection, rainwater collection and public service.

JURY MEMBERS’ EVALUATION:
“This idea is truly innovateie, and the cultural dimension is considered positively in the proposal e.g. in community meeting spots at the waterline.”

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Read more about the competition Anne Camilla Auestad participated in:
cocreatenow.org/competition

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