Project Runway

June 2010

SERVICES:

Jun 1, 2010 12:52 AM
Srui Dhar

 

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PROPOSED MODULES OF DEVELOPMENT

Jun 1, 2010 12:46 AM
Srui Dhar

THE ITERATIONS THAT ARE POSSIBLE OR MORE IMPORTANTLY FEASIBLE WHEN BUILDING ON A MODULE OF 60 M WIDE STRIP ARE ILLUSTRATED HERE. THE MAIN OBJECTIVES IN ADDITION TO CREATING A VISUALLY PLEASING AND A LANDMARK BUILT FABRIC ARE:

1.      TO MAINTAIN THE CONTINUITY OF THE PARK THROUGH THE GREEN RAMPS ACROSS THE DEVELOPMENT.

2.      TO RAISE THE ENTIRE PEDESTRIAN MOVEMENT UP, FREE FROM THE GROUND PLANE.

3.      TO ACHIEVE NATURAL LIGHTING IN THE PARKING BELOW.

4.      TO MAKE THE ENTIRE AREA ACCESSIBLE BY THE DIFFERENTLY ABLED.

5.      TO ACHIEVE A NETWORK OF GREEN BUFFERS/PARKS WITHIN THE 60 M WIDE DEVELOPMENT.

6.      TO CREATE A NETWORK OF PARKS IN THE OPEN SPACE CATERING TO USERS OF AGE GROUPS.

  

May 2010


Systems Explained

May 31, 2010 12:23 AM
Srui Dhar

 Linear system explained:


THE AIRPORT RUNWAYS HAVE BEEN LAID BY DEPOSITING MULTI LAYERS OF TARMAC AND CONCRETE OVER THE YEARS. THIS HAS LEAD TO COMPLETE DEGRADATION OF THE QUALITY OF THE SOIL RIGHT UNDERNEATH IT. ALSO DIGGING UP THESE LAYERS OF TARMAC WOULD PROVE UN¬SUSTAINABLE AND ECONOMICALLY NOT VIABLE THE SOLUTION HAS BEEN FOUND THROUGH BUILDING RIGHT ON TOP OF THE RUNWAY, MAKING PUNCTURES IN THE TARMAC FOR FOUNDATION PIERS.

How it helps the city:

HENCE THE LAND THAT HAS BEEN RE-CLAIMED AS AN URBAN PARK WILL NOT BE COVERED BY BUILDINGS ( BY DECIDING TO BUILD JUST ALONG THE RUNWAY).WITH THE METRO RUNNING ALONG THE RUNWAY, THREE LEVELS OF MOVEMENT WOULD BE ACHIEVED, THE GROUND LEVEL FOR LIGHT VEHICULAR MOVEMENT AND PARKING NEEDS, THE PEDESTRIAN LEVEL FOR AN ENJOYABLE WALKING/CYCLING EXPERIENCE AND THE METRO LEVEL WHICH WOULD BE THE CITY'S INTEGRATED PUBLIC TRANSPORT SYSTEM.

Orientation:

THE NORTH-SOUTH ORIENTATION OF THE RUNWAY ALSO CONTRIBUTES TO THE CONCEPTUALIZATION OF A LINEAR CITY, SINCE IT’S AN IDEAL ORIENTATION AND BY REDUCING THE WIDTH OF A FLOOR PLATE,ALL THE BUILDINGS CAN BE NATURALLY VENTILLATED THROUGH NORTH-SOUTH GLAZED FACADES.

Dynamic Built Fabric:

BY FURTHER DIVIDING THE 60 METRE RUNWAY INTO MODULES , A NETWORK OF OPEN SPACES HAS BEEN ACHIEVED IN ADDITION TO AN INTERESTING DEPTH IN THE SKYLINE. THE DEVELOPMENT WHEN VIEWED FROM THE MAIN COMMERCIAL SP ROAD WOULD BE DYNAMIC IN NATURE.

Plug-in City:

MOREOVER THIS DEVELOPMENT WORKS ON THE BASICS OF A PLUG-IN CITY SINCE THE LINEAR DE¬VELOPMENT IS VERY WELL CONNECTED AND IS IN THE MIDDLE OF A PARK, AN MAJOR EVENT TO BE HOSTED, LIKE SPORTING RELATED ACTIVITIES OR HUGE SCALE PERFOR-MANCES CAN BE EASILY INTEGRATED INTO THE PARK THROUGH LIGHT TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION



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Main Concepts

May 29, 2010 11:45 PM
Srui Dhar

THE IDEA BEHIND THE CONCEPTUALIZATION OF THE URBAN DESIGN WAS TO PROVIDE USERS WITH A LIFESTYLE DEVOID OF VEHICULAR CONGESTION AND WHERE WORK TO HOME TRANSIT IS THROUGH AN INTEGRATED METRO SYSTEM OR WALKING, AND AN EXTENDED URBAN FOREST THAT SUR-ROUNDS THE SITE.

INTEGRATING MIXED LANDUSE INTO THE DEVELOPMENT WILL MAKE IT SUSTAINABLE AND MORE IMPORTANTLY WALKABLE.

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Iterations in Section:

May 29, 2010 12:30 PM
Srui Dhar

 Various conceptual sections have been worked out to allow for light in the ground level and Parking.Also an interplay of green and built fabric has been achieved through these iterations in various places.The building widths also vary according to the use of the building such that natural ventilation is possible in each of the building.

  

Conceptualization of the Design Stage

May 29, 2010 12:28 PM
Srui Dhar

 

  

Design Directions

May 29, 2010 12:18 PM
Srui Dhar

The 3 km runway that exists on site has been the result of years of concrete layering which has rendered the land directly underneath it non-fertile and hence this led to exploring the idea of a transit oriented linear city just along the runway, leaving the rest free for an urban park, the much needed green park. The metro that has been proposed along the main road has been tweaked to run through the site at a height of +10 mtrs.Hence the entire transit is divided into 3 levels:

Ground level which comprises of the driveway and parking

Pedestrian level which allows for cycling and hence a car free community

Metro level along which a high speed Public metro line runs making the whole community less car-dependent.

  

Existing Site wrt to New Proposal

May 29, 2010 11:57 AM
Srui Dhar

 The Existing site was originally a marsh land at the edge of the city, rich in bio-diversity before it was leveled and filled up to make the airport for the city of Hyderabad. So before conceptualization of the design, the main intent was to allow for a urban park in the center of the city, a lush 360 acre green urban park, a space for the people of the city.

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Evolution of the Concept

May 28, 2010 11:27 PM
Srui Dhar

 The Runway which is 3000 metres  in length and 60 metres in width is the result of years of concrete and tarmac layering, hence the land underneath the runway is non-arable and not fertile .

Hence the idea is to utilize this longitudnal strip for built intervention leaving the rest as an urban park with a large space for urban agriculture.

The proposal arranges the urban space and built form in such a way that they negotiate a functional, SPATIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL BALANCE WITH THE CITY AND NATURE .Also the mixed use nature of the buildings keeps multi-functionality alive hence resulting in an active space.

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Understanding the Context:

May 27, 2010 11:15 PM
Srui Dhar

  The City of Hyderabad lacks a Green Urban Park of a considerable area. Also the key functions of the city are spaced very far away from each other leading to major traffic congestion and urban sprawl. The intention was to hold these together through the proposed metro line and help create a prototype for a sustainable development.

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