Daman Ganga Riverfront Development,
Silvassa, D&NH

Client:

Dadra & Nagar Haveli Planning and Development Authority

Status:

Ongoing

Site Area:

2.45 km, 30 Ha

Associated Consultants:

Facile Maven Pvt. Ltd.

Awards/Accolades:

HUDCO Award 2017 for Landscape Planning and Design

Description of the project:

Planning and Development Authority, Dadra & Nagar Haveli (DNHPDA) is engaged with several development undertakings of the Union Territory, the riverfront of Daman Ganga being a part of this development. The project aims to be developed as an Eco and Recreational tourism. It will serve as a major public space for the locals and act as an added attraction for the tourists. Walkways, theme based plazas, river interface plazas, garden of local species, nature trails, food court, pedestrian bridge over the river are some of the salient features of the project.

The Daman Ganga Riverfront is planned in accordance with the site topography and the existing drainage pattern. The riverbed comprises of exposed Basalt rocks –a prominent feature of the landscape integrated with the design. Plazas and walkways are designed at two levels allowing the lower walkways and ghats to submerge during the seasonal water rise.

Urban Design for Pune Streets Programme,
Pune

Client:

Pune Municipal Corporation

Status:

Ongoing

Site Area:

Total Area of Package III – 30 sq. km. Phase 1 area – 10 sq. km (Sinhgad Road 1 & 2, Karve Road) Phase 2 area – 20 sq. km (30.5 km).

Description of the project:

Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has proposed Pune Streets Programme which focuses on designing the streets using principles of ‘complete streets’ that addresses the requirements of all types of road users. PMC has planned to develop and redesign approximate 100 km road through four different packages and two phases. DPC is commissioned to design a running stretch of 30 km wherein the early Phase-I of the project will comprise a stretch of 10 km. This will include Sinhagad and Karve Road.

The existing infrastructure of these roads is poor, there are unauthorized parking along both sides of the street and there is lack of green belt along the lanes of the road. Thus, the development of the new infrastructure includes reorganising sidewalks, streets, and intersections which are laid out keeping the pedestrians in mind. Public transportation like Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS), and allowing in the overall design an appropriate space for parks, cafés, street food vendors, amenity blocks, and existence of green expanse has been encouraged. While designing, the safety of all users have been kept in mind by consciously and purposely providing the mobility zones for private vehicles and public transport and physically separating them from the slow zone, which includes pedestrians and cycle tracks.

Detail Design of 5 Heritage Zones for HRIDAY Mathura,
Uttar Pradesh

Client:

City Mission Directorate

Status:

Ongoing

Site Area:

Krishna Janmbhoomi – Street length 850 m, Chatta Bazaar – Street length 940 m, Vishram Ghat – Street length 520 m, Shiv Tal Kund – Street length 394 m, Bhuteshwar Tiraha – Street length 261 m, State Bank Chauraha – Street length 415 m, Deeg Gate – Street length 217 m, Masani Chauraha – Street length 230 m

Associated Consultants:

Multi Media Consultants Pvt. Ltd.

Description of the project:

Mathura has been chosen as one of the 12 heritage cities for Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) Scheme of Government of India. Keeping heritage as centre of urban development, HRIDAY scheme focuses on development of civic infrastructure and providing public amenities for locals and tourists in the selected heritage sites. This will help in revitalization of the cities as a heritage and cultural destination.

Mathura, famously known as Krishna Janmbhoomi is the prime centre for cultural heritage and pilgrimage tourism in the north of India.The design intervention in the five heritage zones namely Krishna Janmbhoomi and Porta Kund Chauraha, Holi Gate Junction and Chatta Bazaar Street, Vishram Ghat, Shiv Tal Kund, and the four chowks- Bhutheshwar Tiraha, Masani Chauraha, State Bank Chauraha and Deeg Gate focuses on providing public amenities, improving civic infrastructure and tourist facilities, accessibility and transportation, infrastructure (lighting, sewage, and waste disposal), street-scaping, and upgradation of heritage properties by fulfilling the present needs and keeping the essence of the place intact. The detail design of street geometry is focussed on pedestrians to make the experience of the journey to the pilgrimage a better one.

Detail Design of 5 Heritage Zones for HRIDAY Dwarka,
Gujarat

Client:

Office of The Collector & District Magistrate, Dwarka

Status:

Ongoing

Site Area:

5 Heritage precincts: Temple Square – 3,584 sq. m, Vegetable Market Square – 6,021 sq. m, Siddheshwar Mahadev – 4,666 sq. m, Darshan Path - Iskcon Gate – 11,360 sq. m, Teen Batti – 2,784 sq. m

Associated Consultants:

Multi Media Consultants Pvt. Ltd.

Description of the project:

Keeping heritage at the centre of the urban development, HRIDAY scheme focuses on development of civic infrastructure leading to revitalization of the cities as a heritage and cultural destination. Dwarka is one of the 12 cities selected for development under this scheme. It is one of the primary chardhams, and is one of the saptapuri, the seven most ancient religious cities in the country. Dwarka is often identified with the ancient kingdom of Krishna, and is believed to have been the first capital of Gujarat.The city has heritage assets in the form of temples, dharamshalas, kunds, talavs, and havelis dedicated to Lord Krishna.

A total of five heritage sites have been selected for the development at present. Dwarkadhish temple is one of the chardhams of the Hindu pilgrim circuit and the most important public square of the city. Iskcon Gate and Teen Batti are the major access routes from highway to the temple. Vegetable Market is another important public place in the city andalso the central point for food joints and local transportation. Siddheshwar Mahadev precinct is also a tourist attraction and is largely used by sages and local people for offering prayers. DPC is involved in developing detail design in the above mentioned heritage zones by providing public amenities, improving civic infrastructure and tourist facilities and upgradation of heritage properties. It is also commissioned as a DPR consultant for this project.

Streets for People,
New Delhi

Client:

Parekh Associates

Status:

Ongoing

Site Area:

04 Roads (18.5 km)

Description of the project:

Public Works Department (PWD), New Delhi has proposed a Street Development Programme, using principles of ‘complete streets’ which will address the requirements of all types of road users. PWD has planned to develop and redesign approximate 20 km road through four different packages.

DPC’s overall services include design of roads with improving road geometry, providing public space, dedicated space for pedestrians, non-motorised vehicles, and hawkers parking. To achieve the above, pedestrian survey, traffic analysis, activity mapping, discussion with concern stakeholders have been carried out. Hereafter conceptual plans, tender drawings, and detail design drawings have been prepared. The development of the new infrastructure will include reorganising sidewalks, streets, and intersections keeping the pedestrians in mind, and promoting public transportation.

Dudhani Lake Front Development, Dudhani,
D&NH

Client:

PWD (Civil)

Status:

Completed, 2015

Site Area:

2.6 Ha, BUA - 11900 sq.m

Description of the project:

The reservoir at Dudhani is a popular domestic tourist destination. The existing tourist complex lacked activities and spaces for visitors to enjoy the expansive views offered by surrounding hills and the water.

The central theme in Waterfront Development is that it is conceived around to create public spaces to engage and facilitate the tourist to explore the beauty of the place in the natural surroundings. Waterside walkway, viewing pavilions, bird-watching tower and jetties for boating are integrated in the landscape with the existing facility. The design attains to major variations in the water level during seasonal changes by use of multiple levels.

Street scaping and Beautification of Delhi Roads,
New Delhi

Client:

Parekh Associates

Status:

Completed, 2010

Site Area:

5.5 km stretch

Associated Consultants:

Parekh Associates

Description of the project:

Delhi Government had undertaken large infrastructure and embellishment projects to facilitate Common Wealth Games held in Delhi during 2010. In response to concerns over construction of roads, under-bridges and over-bridges, expansion of road infrastructure, flyovers, and bridges; street improvement was also a major part of this project.

DPC explored multiple aspects of street design during the planning of the project which included geometric design of the road junctions, traffic survey for a smooth inflow of the traffic and beautification of the streets by designing landscape corridors, creating an attractive street edge and providing appropriate public facilities. The facilities designed included public kiosks, seating, lighting, trees, public toilets, drinking water etc.

Mangala Corniche Riverfront Development,
Mangalore

Client:

Mangalore Urban Development Authority / Infrastructure Development Foundation (IDF) Mangalore

Status:

Completed, 2009

Site Area:

12 km stretch

Description of the project:

Netravati and Gurupura are the two rivers which encircle the city of Mangalore towards south and north respectively. Both these rivers are of huge importance to the city and contain an immense potential for a significant water front development to attract tourists and probable investments to the city.

The riverfront master plan designed by DPC aimed to transform the city through an innovative process of regeneration. It was planned to rebuild the riverfront, provide new circulation corridors, develop transit systems, interactive spaces and provide improved infrastructure. It aimed at creating city level public space, rejuvenate vacant and underutilized areas, and preserve eco-sensitive zones with improved transportation network. T.P has been undertaken through T.P Scheme Mechanism.

Lake Side Neighbourhood and Recreational Township at Khopoli, Maharashtra

Client:

Lakeside Neighbourhood Education & Recreation Society Pvt.Ltd

Status:

Completed, 2004

Site Area:

30 Ha

Description of the project:

Khopoli, an industrial city in Raigad district of Maharashtra is located at the base of Sahyadri mountains. The city has a hilly terrain with several lakes and waterfalls. One of the major concern to approach the design of master plan was to integrate the existing water body and preserve the site ecology. The road network is laid in consonance with the contours and the dwelling units are designed accordingly. The site layout is designed with the consideration to channelise the water and recharge the existing water bodies. Amenities proposed in the master plan include recreational area, educational hub, a commercial centre, convenient shopping facilities and green neighbourhoods.

Pipariya Riverfront Development, Silvassa,
D&NH

Client:

Facile Maven Pvt. Ltd. & Silvassa Municipal Council

Status:

Ongoing

Site Area:

4 km

Associated Consultants:

Facile Maven Pvt. Ltd.

Description of the project:

Silvassa Municipal Corporation is engaged with several development activities in Silvassa. As part of various development programs, a riverfront along river Pipariya is also being planned. It is intended to be developed as a leisure place for the locals and visitors. An environment responsive design will provide the neighbourhood and the city with a number of recreational facilities which includes theme based plazas, maidan, leisure activity areas, a garden of medicinal plants, a new crematorium, pedestrian bridge and walkways at different levels to provide accessibility during increase in water table.

Major infill along the river edge has been avoided as it will narrow the existing water channel. The southern edge of the river which is being used by the community for their daily chores, is now integrated with the new development and made accessible without disturbing its connectivity with the water edge.

Conservation of Ramala Lake, Chandrapur,
Maharashtra

Client:

WAPCOS

Status:

Completed, 2015

Site Area:

42 Ha

Description of the project:

Ramala Lake located in the heart of the city is bordered by the city wall on the north eastern corner. The project has been conceptualized for lake conservation, environmental up-gradation and destination development. A holistic framework has been formulated integrating environment, heritage conservation, destination development and public infrastructure concerns. The conservation aspects of the project include engineering solutions for strengthening the wall edges and provision for proper sewerage system around the lake, and destination development include tourism infrastructure and provision of way side amenities.

Master Plan for Upper Lake (Bhojtal),
Bhopal

Client:

Urban Administration and Development Department

Status:

Completed, 2012

Site Area:

3300 Ha

Description of the project:

The Upper Lake popularly known as Bhojtal is one of the largest man-made lakes in Bhopal serving as a source of potable water for nearly 40% of the city’s population. DPC was one of the few consultants shortlisted at a national level by Government of Bhopal to prepare the conceptual master plan for the Upper Lake.

The project was conceptualized for destination development and environmental upgradation of the lake and its immediate catchment area. A holistic framework was formulated integrating environment, heritage conservation, destination development and public infrastructure concerns. Its programmatic development focused on improving environmental and urban revitalization.

Design and Planning Counsel