The ideology adopted is about creating a community and not just about building shelter. It is about the identity of a family, about the confidence building for the people who live there and it is the gateway for their future aspirations. The very definition of the future societies will largely depend on the environment in which today's children are raised. Irrespective of the social status or financial income, it is about access to employment, decent health care, education, water supply, electricity, drinking water, sanitation facilities access to road networks forms the larger part of the living experience. In the long run "The Total Economic Value" produced by such initiatives will have multiplier effect on the society.
An affordable housing project must not only qualify the criteria of legality, adequacy and affordability, it must like any other home be able to satisfy the physical, economic and social wellbeing of its inhabitants. Each unit and the community at large should offer both a spatial and temporal sense of belonging that provides an identity, familiarity, a sense of security, comfort, order and permanence. The above can be to a large extent addressed by sensitive architectural design. An affordable housing project living experience is not limited to the area of a home, it should encompass all the above in a community setting.
Strategic Master Plan acts as a framework for addressing all the complexities of a development, resulting in a design concept for a site which includes a detailed master plan, with development control guidelines to direct the development of the site within the fundamental development requirements that will ensure the deliverability and phase-ability of the Master Plan.
The planning principles stress on clearly defining public and private spaces. Adequate provisions is made in the plan to allow for interaction space
The layout is planned with multiple housing blocks arranged in a grid consisting of low-rise (G+3) Layout Planning with low FSI consumption. The ground coverage is less than 38% with 25% of land area to be reserved for open spaces, parks and amenities.
A perfect delineation of spaces for Public, Semi-Public and Private Spaces has been achieved based on the usage pattern. Amenities and public spaces for use for residents are placed at the entry, as one moves deeper into the site, privacy levels increase. Master planning has taken care of the details of horizontal development which includes, landscaping, roads, drains, walk paths, from entry to exit of the building.
This integrated master plan has considered amalgamating the larger communities outside the model community by extending the civic amenity benefits to them. Such Civic Amenities will include health centre, primary school, community centre, police station, post office, skill development facilities etc.
Master planning will also take care of phasing and staging of the project and to ensure continued safety living of the people while the project is being executed in phases.
1Planning units in configurations of I BHK & 2 BHK catering to families of varying sizes and needs
2Typical unit sizes vary in the range of 360 sq.feet to 540sq.feet
3L Shaped blocks designed for community and climate circulation
4Vehicular free pedestrian friendly planning zones
5Land parcels in the range of 30-40 acres can accommodate 80 -100 blocks
6Low-rise residential blocks as G+3/4 format is envisioned