Architect: Chinai Shah Randive
This 500 acres township was developed to house approx. 2000 families of people working for the largest grassroots refinery of Reliance Petroleum Ltd.
The master plan was a layout of 13 sectors arranged around a large green space called 'Central Park'. Amenities like a school, clinic, civic centre, shopping centre and well-appointed sports facilities take care of every need of the residents.
A hierarchy of green spaces, from a tiny private garden, to sector parks, to the 18 acres Central Park makes this place live upto the name "Reliance Greens". The use of recycled water helps keep the greenery in flourishing state all the year through and has also made possible the use of features like water bodies and fountains in a region of meager rainfall.
Use of distinctive landscape elements becomes an important factor in townships as, in the clutter of similar looking buildings, the residents look for a visual identity of their premises. This is achieved with the help of thematic planting of trees and shrubs. Relieving the boredom caused by the 'island syndrome' is another challenge of a township. Seasonal changes in the landscape character affected by the plants retains the visual excitement of the premises.