Honourable Mention: “Incremental In(formalities)” by RLDA Research, New Delhi
Comments by the Jury - Team RLDA Research looks at the Govindpuri In-situ Slum Redevelopment through a different lens of affordability, informality as well as formality. The proposal integrates different ideas of ownership models by looking at different regimes of property rights against multiple type of security that would enable market exchange, secure tenure and would protect against market induced displacement. The proposal adopts a unique stance of incorporating the ﬂexibility of informality and predictability of formal systems to generate equitable affordability across different strata living in in-situ slum redevelopment programs. The extensive analysis and comprehension of housing typologies and also being considerate about how livelihood spaces transform as community spaces situates Team RLDA’s work in a unique position and also deserving of a honorary mention in this competition.
The Govindpuri in-situ slum edevelopment project was announced in 2008, managed by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB). It is a three-phase project looking to eventually redevelop informal settelements of the Navjeevan, Bhoomiheen and Nehru camps of Govndpuri and Kalkaji extension where 15,000 families currently reside.
This particular project is of the initial phase - shifting about 3024 families. Each ﬂat is 315 sauqre feet, with limited to no opportunities for incremental building, organised with a doubly-loaded corridor into high-rises of 17 ﬂoors each. The high-rises are planned into clusters with standard lifts at each core. A series of parks have been provided at each cluster, along with two schools, places of worship and shops.