Spotlight On: Bhendi Bazaar Redevelopment
South Mumbai’s Bhendi Bazaar is undergoing its’ first major cluster redevelopment project to bring an eco-friendly transformation to the 200-year-old market.
Overcrowding, lack of maintenance, negligible investment in the infrastructure have led to a steady erosion of the fabric of Bhendi Bazaar. Today, residents and shoppers inhabit dilapidated buildings and conduct their daily lives on streets that lack even the most basic urban amenities such as sidewalks, drainage, benches, trees and lighting.
tvsdesign was selected via an international competition to design a redevelopment plan for the neighborhood, providing modern residential units and shops for all existing residents and businesses as close as possible to their current location; and utilizing 20% of the neighborhood’s land for income generating residential and commercial properties that would subsidize the redevelopment effort.
tvsdesign’s Bhendi Bazaar redevelopment plan will “rethink and revaluate what already exists” on the current site. Along with building and upgrading the architectural elements of the site to be visually and sustainably appealing, there is an expectation to upgrade the district to both inspire and engage people – a growing architectural trend in urban areas around the world.