Indian architect bureau Archohm asked Tauw to assist in the development of the Ganges River waterfront in Kanpur, India. For the kick-off meeting a delegation of international Tauw experts travelled to India.
The city of Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh province) is not facing the waterfront and therefore not meeting its full potential. The Ganges River is very important because of religious believes. Because of industrial and domestic waste and ashes of religious funerals, the river is highly contaminated.
The goal of this international project is to open the city of Kanpur to the Ganges River, by treating sewer water discharges, developing green open spaces, and increasing mobility and recreation. The purpose of the inception mission was to visit the city of Kanpur (inspecting the riverfront), to discuss challenges and to provide potential solutions.
Our findings were presented to – and received positively by - the Kanpur Development Authority (KDA). Numerous Tauw projects (ranging from dike improvements and flow space for rivers, to innovative constructed wetlands) illustrate the strategy.
As we are continuously involved in international riverfront studies, such as Beijing and Manila, we are much appreciated by the KDA. The next step is to present our plan of action to a formal committee.
Archohm is a design-studio offering consultancy for architecture, urban design, interiors, landscape and product design. Sustainability and climate preservation are their top priorities. This matches perfectly with Tauw’s ambition: creating sustainable solutions for a better environment.
Tauw’s expertise and experience in civil engineering, ecology, (waste)water technology and sustainable urban storm water management was one of the reasons for Archohm to cooperate with Tauw.