"How the provision of clean water can remediate land, people, and community"
Estopinal Group Thesis Award: Honorable Mention
How can a community address basic needs in an open, non-binding, non-judgmental, dignified manner? How can personal infrastructure generate stability in social or economic realms while working alongside the people of a neighborhood?
The design investigation addresses one of the most basic human needs: WATER.
Encompassing the need for clean drinking water and water for bathing and washing clothes, the Water Stop would provide short and long term infrastructure and resources to the near-southeast side of Indianapolis. It would give users the ability to remain clean in order to gain or maintain employment and to reduce health risks caused by inadequate sanitation. Additionally, it offers gathering and socialization space in conjunction with a proposed café and an existing neighborhood farmers’ market. By engaging a strong, but overlooked neighborhood, it aims to integrate into and strengthen the Indianapolis network by adding a unique set of services and amenities.
Thesis Project, Spring 2011 Advisors: Wes Janz [major], Ana de Brea [minor]
Full project: http://issuu.com/rastaley/docs/indianapolis-water-stop
Status: School Project
Location: Indianapolis, IN, US