This project proposes a comprehensive approach to water supply, flood mitigation and economic development in the context of Mumbai’s current land and housing shortage by providing a model where hydrological operations provide the formal logic for new development potentials. The eastern waterfront becomes the testing ground for patterns of development that confront the formal relationship between land, water and building typology.

After an in depth examination of Mumbai through the lens of water and its operation on the shape of the city, the project calls into question the relationship between hydrological operations and urban form at varying scales, both formally, socially and economically. These conditions reveal the tensions at play between water supply and access, flooding and drainage and ecology and development.

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