Location: Siliguri, West Bengal, India
Project Work Status: Completed Projects
Area: 1,71,30,000 Sq Ft | 393 Acres
Client: Ambuja Neotia & Luxmi Township
Project Completed: 2006
One of the most worrying issues confronting the developing world, where massive population movements generate disordered growth, is to find a more sustainable model of development for its towns and cities. Much of the present urban planning and architecture continues to be ecologically unviable, culturally unsympathetic, and visibly incapable of sustaining the dynamic processes of life and growth. On one hand, provision of good infrastructure is a major issue while on the other, preservation of values, craft, and cultures becomes a challenge. To keep development costs low, the main strategy was to respect the natural topography of the site and to use it for an integrated surface drainage system. By precisely calculating the correct slopes of roads and using existing natural streams, costs were saved in expensive underground piping networks. As a result more capital could be allocated to creating a secure and high quality infrastructure for each cluster.