Location: 2057, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
Area: 64 Sq. Km
Client: Tata Steel
Team: Creative Group, Andropogon Associates, Full Spectrum New York, Arup & Egis
We have held on to the idea that Jamshedpur is a small town at heart. We believe that it wants to keep its community fabric its short distances between work and home and community recreation the basis of a quality of life. We also believe, and this is especially true for the young professional generation,that Jamshedpur wants to be a city and have the resources of entertainment, shopping, education and culture that extend beyond its borders and beyond the confinement of the home town. In the Town within the Park within the City model we believe we have found a way to converge these two ideals while also embracing the innovation of previous planning schemes with particular note and fondness of the F.C.Temple Plan, also known as Jamshedpurs Garden City Plan of the 1920s and 1930s.
The basic Town within a Park model multiplies and creates several Parkway systems that intertwine. We have also identified City centers that overlay the Jamshedpur Command Area. These are resources that are provided for the city-atlarge.Centers like Jubilee Park, Rivers Meet Park, the City Nursery, Museum town, Centenary Park Malls and the entire newJamshedpurRiverfront community and its boardwalk,which is activated by active / passive recreation, access to the water and commercial activities.