Kush Shah – Street Tessellations

Overview

The Studio objective was to identify a culturally rich site in our respective hometown which has lost its essence and needs revitalization. To accomplish this I chose Manek Chowk in old city of Ahmedabad renowed as world heritage city by Unesco located in Gujarat, India as my site.

Food – Khaman & Dhokla

Ahmedabad is known as city full of Foodies. The food culture among the locals is crazy and way too much. There are numerous restaurants and food joints which are open over night and at any given point you will find people there. Khaman & Dhokla are the most famous dishes majorly eaten in break fast or as a side dish in lunch. Its known as farsan. Also the site I have selected is one of the biggest hub for street food in Ahmedabad.

Site

Manek Chowk is a notable city square in old city of Ahmedabad. It is declared as world heritage site by Unesco. So It is surrounded by historical structures. It is a vegetable market in the morning, jewellery market in the afternoon, the second biggest in India It is most famous, however, for its street food market at night which emerges around 9:30 in the evening.

So the chowk is the heart of the city and has lot of foot fall. So it is clear that the space does not need revitalization. From Many years government has tried to organize this area as it creates lots of chaos as there is no parking space and there’s a lot of traffic issues. The majority of the movement here is of pedestrians. So to resolve the issue I tried to analyze the movement patterns and tried to generate that with the Ai to see how it will work.