Pyaavs – Water Heritage of Mumbai
Urban Heritage Conservation | Tangible & Intangible Heritage of Mumbai
'Pyaav' is a quintessential drinking water fountain of colonial Bombay. It is a classic example of architectural finesse, altruistic motives and a mirror into the socio-cultural ethos through the 18th and 19th century of the city. Be it a small humble structure just made with the intention of making drinking water available to commuters or some large and ornate edifices, they hold a unique place in the architectural heritage of Mumbai.
Varied in form and nature, these pyaavs are spread over the city and are being conserved and revived in the form of heritage pyaav circuit by Vaastu Vidhaan for MCGM and is significantly involved in the documentation, restoration and promotion of these pyaavs to convert them into cultural pause spaces in the urban landscape of Mumbai city.