A report published by NITI Aayog, (Government of India) mentioned that India was undergoing the worst water crisis in its history; that nearly 600 million people were facing high to extreme water stress. It projected the country’s water demand to be twice the available supply by 2030, implying severe scarcity for hundreds of millions of people.
The site for the women empowerment shelter is situated in such water scarcity zone that struggles for every drop of water.Consciously, the entire design approach was all about saving, stocking up and increasing the water table level.
Located in a small village Loni, District Bijapur-Karnataka, the site is surrounded by vacant land on all three sides and main road on the East. The topography had a slope inwards of around 2.0M from the road side.The site is very tight compared to design programme.The building orientation is kept north -south.