THE NAKED CITY; UNDRESSING THE INVISIBLE LAYERS OF AHMEDABAD
by Mansi Dixit
Basically, my idea is to protect the heritage values by making it liveable by the people of the city, Ahmedabad India,
the city is naked with the absence of some key elements of the first heritage city, Ahmedabad; the poles, the walled city, and the gates which makes its identity
Apart from these elements there is another invisible layer which is the skin of the city. Without its skin the city would be naked. According to me the skin of my city is the ‘people’ of the city. So, I am protecting the city from being naked. And trying to respond to the obsession with heritage. For this I am trying to create almost bigger walls and connecting the old city to the western part of the city by the pedestrian bridge which would be habitable bridge, where the walls are penetrable; not only physically but also socially, as I am allowing people to walk through it.