Location: Pharping, Nepal Date: May 2018 Area: 170m2 Function: Community center Status: Concept
The project’s intention is to create a micro water infrastructure for a community. There is a certain difficulty to get adequate drinking water for many of the Nepalese population. Many in remote areas of Nepal have to rely on small brooks and spend hours travelling to get water. Although this is a problem to be solved, the nature of this context has created a unique community space centred upon the water. People naturally gather a certain place as a part of their lives. The Cascade is designed based on this unique feature of context to be a new centre for the community. It aims to be integrated with the villagers’ lives by providing water, just as the existing water spaces. The cultural rooms are incorporated in the facility thus to increase opportunities for villagers to participate in educational activities. People gather, talk, eat, study and drink as ordinary days. This is a new “place of water as a community space”.