Architects: M/s Siemens Ltd, Mr Munjal Bhatt
This 1147.5 mw power generation plant near Surat, Gujarat state, consists of 100 ha power plant along with 15 ha housing complex, "Sharada Ashish-. It is a glorious image of 21st century India having its firm roots in traditional values.
Vastu Shastra played an important role in the macro and micro level planning. The daily business starts with a prayer at 'Brahmasthanas, the epicenter of the cosmic energy which emanates from this sacred spot.
The 3 km approach road sets in the mood of green dominance which manifests itself further through such green spaces as "Ashwathavana" (woods dominated by grand peepal trees), "Vishishthavana", (woods created by VIP planting) etc.
The township of 70 houses and 2 hostel blocks also has thematic planting where the sectors are identified with a dominant tree in their gardens. A large central green space along with its own "Brahmasthana" becomes a convenient pad for the social festivities throughout the year. The rich flora attracts a variety of winged visitors making it a treasured place for bird watchers.