A few good prototype china pictures I located:
BMW GUGGENHEIM LAB
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MARS IN MUMBAI
Prototypes of alter created for the BMW Guggenheim Lab
Informal settlements dominate a lot of the world’s emerging cityscape. The tense social and spatial conditions they bring forth render most urban strategies ineffective. Neither top-down planning, defined by a technocratic strategy of ever bigger infrastructure, nor bottom-up efforts, in the kind of increasingly sophisticated neighborhood level projects, look capable to meet the challenges at the scale the building metropolis demands. Can micro-scale interventions be created to obtain citywide strategies?
This conceptual divide is additional exacerbated in Mumbai, where slums that make up two-thirds of the population cut through the entire island city in a sharp spatial divide. Attempts to address the dire challenges from, water security to pollution and serious congestion, are restricted to either the formal or informal settlements. MARS Architects has produced a vision for a United Mumbai, the beginning point for incorporating informal settlements as totally integrated parts of the formal city.
More than the coming weeks, stakeholder meetings will be held at the Guggenheim Lab Mumbai to discuss our ten proposed technologies, from wall systems to transport systems. Follow us as an expanding technique of architectural interventions turns slums into sustainable settlements, which in turn grow to be the backbone of a United Mumbai.
Component 1: SPI MODEL
The foundation of this project is an in-depth study of Mumbai’s population density. Not merely mapping Mumbai’s infamous situations in abstract terms but introducing a new methodology that far better represents the experience on the ground. The new metric, named the Stacked Population Index (SPI), measures the density of individuals per amount of obtainable floor surface. Suddenly the true extents of Mumbai’s informal settlements can be observed: a yellow forest of towering densities covers the whole urban landscape. The harsh reality the city accommodates two thirds of its population on much less than a quarter of its residential surface, and yet urban plans for Mumbai mostly ignore their existence.
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Event details: BMW GUGGENHEIM LAB