DAY & NIGHT SHELTER FOR 100 STREET CHILDREN
Mumbai, India - November 2013 to October 2014
Done in partnership with Municipal Corporation of Greater India, Salaam Baalak Trust, Space Matrix annd DBS Bank.
In 2011, Supreme Court of India ruled that all cities in India need to provide for one homeless shelter per 100,000 population for at least 50 persons. The Andheri shelter was designed for 100 children on a piece of land and abandoned building donated by the government. The shelter is now used as a day care facility during day and a sleeping place for street children at night. The interior spaces are designed for flexibility. Exterior spaces are designed for workshops, recreation, gardening and events.
In Mumbai, there are children who sleep on the streets whose families can’t even afford to live in slums. There are more than 200,000 families like this in Mumbai or over one million people.