Rajiv Babu


Enriching the everyday life using open spaces

The Indian cities are growing rapidly in terms of population and therefore expanding physically. Increasing urban population and the growing urban incomes will fuel demand for more and more built-floor space in cities accompanied by a demand for infrastructure. Many urban areas within these cities are dealing with unstainable levels of stress on infrastructure, resources and public services and are becoming increasingly unlivable.  The national schemes enable planning for developing infrastructure in the brownfield areas through mechanisms such as Local Area Plans and Town Planning schemes. 

Report Content

Understanding the site

Distribution of public open spaces and the railway corridor

Design of the green spine - a linear public park along the metro corridor

The distribution of functions along the Green Spine

Meet + NMT zone along the major junctions of the Green Spine

Shared Street - The linear pedestrian oriented street added to improve the connectivity to the MRT stations (Paldi MRT and Shreyas MRT)

Day and evening activities along the shared street

Developer led cluster development to enhance the inner residential neighborhoods

Climate responsive built forms that ensure shaded streets

Overall built form - transforming the vacant space area along the Paldi MRT and Shreyas MRT