Mahindra World City is one of the first SEZ's in Chennai with over 600 acres. Within World City, a fully fledged Research Facility has been planned, complete with the required Residential Program to support Mahindra Research Valley's staff. This 27 acre Master Plan has been designed in phases to incorporate the research staff in traditional dwelling units as well as hostel type units on site.
A unique approach to the design has been adopted through the creation of an "urban street" in this vastly suburban landscape. The arrangement of buildings in loops, allows the creation of a vibrant program along these streets and also allows for neat segregation of pedestrian and vehicular traffic. The use of carefully interspersed green spaces facilitates varied green programs within the master plan.
The internal street is all encompassing comprising of parking, driveways, pedestrian ways, cores for vertical circulation, green spaces and residential units. The unique distribution of spaces within individual units has been done with the overall concept of the 'internal street' in mind. The services and wet areas, including kitchens, bathrooms and utility spaces have all been placed on the inside of the street, so that they have maximum ventilation while the bedrooms and living spaces have been placed on the outside of the street so that they enjoy the maximum views