The thesis intends to understand the relationship of Chennai, India with water and provide a design proposal that can make this relationship better. The design proposal is fuelled by research and study. It aims to not only look at architectural aspects but, also the methods of treatment and revival.
The design explores different scales from macro, mezzo to micro. The macro scale caters to creation of ponds, tanks, drainage systems, canals. The mezzo scale is about revival of canals, temple tanks and waste-management centre. The micro scale examines the relationship of water and people through architectural elements such as boundary walls.
The proposal is extremely specific to the neighbourhood selected. It can be scaled across the city only after detailed study of the neighbourhood. The city has the potential of becoming water-resilient by focussing on all aspects of water management from collection, infiltration, retention, waste treatment.