CONVERGING AT THE YAMUNA
agra, india / 2015
The project focuses on the river edge conditions within the six-kilometer Yamuna River segment along which the old monuments were situated. It aims to re-appropriate the fragmented river edge, which is currently subject to river fluctuation and settlement encroachment, with contemporary meanings and functions, through various micro-interventions at critical locations.
By minimizing the built forms, manipulating the topography, and removing the ambiguity, the river edge is newly defined to coexist with the historic monuments, connect temporal yet valuable ground, and stress the stewardship of the no-man’s land. The proposed interventions, including community centers, visitor centers, landscape boardwalks, and wetland, are designed to appropriate scales and for a range of users.