THE VILLAGE SOCIAL

Community Centre at Gundagurthi Village, Gulbarga, Karnataka

Category: Community Facility

A community centre along the market street as a landmark of civic amenities where communities meet, organise themselves and discuss growth alternatives. It is also a backdrop for celebrations of everyday lives and festivals. The Community Centre also houses civic amenities that are currently absent from the village. The space is designed to create safe environment for women by assembling different kinds of vibrant programs together. The place will be always lively and active and be comfortable for women to access.

The Challenge

Gundagurthi village is still disconnected from the sanitation grid and lacks basic infrastructure and civic amenities. Currently the village consists of the main bazar street and housing clusters scattered across the landscape. Currently the Bazar street and spaces in between houses behave as community spaces for their everyday lives.


The Solution

The Solution

The architecture takes the form of a landmark that can be easily identified as a public building due to its iconic imagery. The building is designed as a brick screen, where porous surfaces allow the building to breathe with natural light and wind. Brick is used as the construction material as it is abundantly available in Gulbarga district.


Expected Impact

The Amphitheatre is a space where women could gather, children could play, and senior citizens can meet for evening conversations. The space could also be used for community gatherings, weekly markets, medical camps & mohalla meetings. Beneath the Amphitheatre are housed the Library, Multipurpose Hall, A Health Post, Vocational Centre and Public Toilets.


Team

Architect
KALPIT ASHAR

Founder Director, MAD(E) IN MUMBAI

Architect
MAYURI SISODIA

Founder Director, MAD(E) IN MUMBAI

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