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Location: Kochi, India

Project Work Status: Competition Projects

Area: 16,55,000 Sq. Ft.

Client: Parsvnath Sez Ltd.

Located on a paddy field in the midst of dense coconut groves the concept is developed along the gradual contours of the site to maximize on the existing conditions. The native flora and fauna are encouraged to develop as the landscape moves through the site forming green fingers that spill over in larger open areas that form the community spaces. Public spaces are covered with architectural forms that blend with the character of the surroundings. The concept of the Chinese fishing nets is used to develop tensile fabric structures that form covered areas protecting against the intense rainfall and heat.

The architectural response is tempered by the height of the palm trees so as to negate the impact of the built-up form. Limiting the underground development to the building envelope increases the availability of space for landscaping. Vehicle movement has been kept to the periphery of the design whilst almost the entire internal development is pedestrian. The architectural concept proposed is contemporary in its language and futuristic in its goals and is defined by the materials, technology, environment as well as the cultural and social aspects of the users.

The design uses the existing storm drain to develop a water canal as a key feature. Shopping areas, recreation facilities and amenities along the banks of the water front cultivate a vibrant pedestrian area. Bridges hosting kiosks and cafes link the two sides of the waterfront thus forming an extension of the community space. The canal also geographically separates the IT area and the Commercial zones thus simplifying the security system and demarcating the development into the processing and the non processing zones.
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