On the cusp of Punjab and Haryana, Le Corbusier’s ‘great experiment’, Chandigarh, sits at the foothills of the Himalayas. An archetype of modernist-European and Indian ideals, the city has a lot to offer. Even to the one third of its population that lives in its slums. It just doesn’t realise it.
‘Type 15’ explores this potential, by proposing work-living environments on ‘prime sites’ within the city, which are currently believed to be "too valuable for these people". It shows how providing centralised spaces for handicrafts to be practised and businesses to be run, can not only alleviate poverty and reduce social exclusion, but also add value and amenity to the city.