The Tarahunise village is quiet and tucked
away at 65 Km from shadows of the mega city,
Bengaluru, Karnataka. The village is 4.83 Sq
Km in size and houses 432 families. The village
has a school, a hospital, a post office and lake.
The 432 families of Tarahunise cumulatively
occupy about 1.2 Sqm km of built area. The
rest of the spatial emplacement is largely
farms, roads, public buildings and a dried up
lake of 35.4 acres.
The ville's quiet and self-sufficiency is marred
by the impending woes of the near future – its'
depleting water levels and the issue of water security in the near future. The village largely depends on its paddy farms and fields for its economic integrity. With the lake dried up since the past 35 years and with plummeting levels of borewells, farming is seemingly becoming a less pursued occupation and is slowly triggering migration into the nearby city.
The BBMP plans to send about 5MLD treated
water from the city. Therefore the solution proposed focuses on using this 5 MLD and transforming the lake into a wetland and introduce a
wetland resource community center by the
shores. This project would be the first of its kind in India. The resource center would engage the community from an economic,
social and ecological standpoint.
The solution proposed reflects the need of the
hour and a template that can be used in other
rural contexts with a dried up water body. The
community resource center with an
amphitheatre would help people to engage in
the lake activities while providing a constant
source of water.
Founder, Umber Architecture
Founder, Woven Design Collective
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