Kashmir_2050_Rejuventaion of dal lake highlights the urge for refinement of construction methods and techniques / new habitats in a war-torn scenic splendor – paradise, and also the most dangerous place on earth where advanced architectural techniques provide new perspectives and efficient alternatives to tackle the problems of relocation, haphazard urbanization, loss of water bodies and also takes architects into spotlight and questions their role in a conflict zone and how possibly as designers can contribute to help people see a better infrastructure/future and skid away from the pain and trauma that they have faced because of the constant nuclear powers facing off a small space.


Scientific Interest

As Kashmir is facing an increasing frequency and intensity of disasters that are natural as well as man-made,  the impact on the economy and the construction & development sector is massive, it is obvious that the infrastructure built several years ago cannot fulfill its purpose. However, erasing the past and culture cannot be the solution. The new building regulations and lack of material availability have caused a reduction in climate and culture-responsive constructionThere needs to be an interdisciplinary approach cutting across social, political, and environmental disciplines, all strengthened by the wisdom of the community.



Dal lake – ” Jewel of Srinagar”

Different Sections of the lake

Different sections of dal lake

Figure showing different Sections of the lake

Context of the lake


Figure showing the context of the lake

Systems Map

systems map

Feedback Loops

reinforced loops

feedback loops

feedback loops

feedback loops

Iceberg Model

Iceberg model

Figure showing various layers of the iceberg model

Opportunity // Problem

opportunity problem

opportunity problem

opportunity problem

Seven pillars of circular economy

seven pillars of circular economy

Vision for the project

vision for the project



Figure showing nodes and the intervention



intervention Who are the stakeholders?

who is going to get the most out of it?


the stakeholders

Level of interest

Figure showing level of interests and level of influence for the stakeholders

graph for different levels

Figure showing Graph – level of interest vs level of influence

Implementation // Validation


Implementation Strategy

implementation strategy

Unintended consequences and Preventive Strategy

unintended consequence


Kashmir_2050_Rejuventaion of dal lake is a project of IAAC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed in the second year of the Master in Advanced Architecture in the seminar Circular Economy in 2021/22 by Student: Abrar Ali and Faculty: Nico Schouten