ankita gupta MA [Landscape Urbanism] Bachelor of Architecture CV | PORTFOLIO
Opera House and Library Bodo, Norway 59
professional AECOM Wave City Centre Ireo City
Century Istana 27 Hyatt Delhi Redesign Tiracol, Goa
South Hudariyat streetscape development, Abu Dhabi 39 Delhi International Airport - T3 terminal 41 Maker Towne, Mumbai 45 Hydro- ecologies, Pearl River Delta
216 E 29th St NY 10016
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EDUCATION September 2008 - October 2009 Architectural Association School of Architecture London, UK Master of Arts, Landscape Urbanism
October 2010 – December 2012 AECOM Gurgaon, India Landscape Architect
August 2003 - May 2008 School of Planning and Architecture New Delhi, India Bachelor of Architecture (Licensed Architect in India)
schematic design, design development drawings, study drawings, 3D study models, initial cost estimates and BOQ
architects PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS Architects Architecture, India
Selected Projects: - Maker Maxity, Phase I (17 acres mixed use development) at Bandra Kurla complex, Mumbai, India- Complete - BPTP Parklands (1800 acres mixed use development) at Faridabad, Haryana, India- In progress - Vatika City Point (2acres commercial facility) at Gurgaon, IndiaIn progress
INTERESTS AND VOLUNTEER WORK Diversey: Participant in eco-friendly kitchen design for families in Maharashtra at AECOM.
Selected Projects: - Hi-end mixed use development, Gurgaon, India - Tiracol Resort, Goa - Noida City Centre, NOIDA, India - Hyatt Delhi Redesign, New Delhi - Century Istana, Bangalore, India - South Hudariyat public realm design, Abu Dhabi
the Corporate Social Responsibility programme at AECOM.
January 2010 – September 2010 Beyond BUILT New Delhi
New Delhi, India
and volunteered to spend time with them at “Missionaries of Charity”, Delhi as a part of the Corporate Social Responsibility programme at AECOM. New Delhi, India
Working knowledge of Rhinoceros 4.0 OS: Windows and Macintosh
Landscape Urbanist HONORS 2004 Entry nominated in National Association of Students of Architecture (NASA) Design Competition (selected
2009 Project nominated for AA Project Review publication 2010 Landscape Urbanism, and modes of Digital representation: Guest lecture at School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi 2012 Urban SOS: Participant in evaluating the
other team members from the India region.
Selected Projects: - Indira Gandhi International Airport, Terminal 3 landscape design, Delhi (spread across an area
January 2007 – August 2007 Integral Designs Landscape New Delhi Summer intern design, design development drawings, BOQ, construction documents, as built drawings architects
Wave District Centre is a mixed-use development that is projected to be the most prominent commercial, cultural and entertainment hub of Noida. The design for the 150-acre site emphasizes ’permeability’, ‘walkability’ and ‘diversity’, featuring interconnected developments with pedestrian-friendly streetscapes and landscapes in addition to high-quality public gathering places to create a vibrant and refreshingly different landmark. Wave City Center is a unique combination of High Street Shop Condominiums (SCO’s), Residential and serviced apartments, premium office space, mall and entertainment and a range of 5 and 4 star hotels, spreading across more than 152 acres of prime land in the heart of Noida. The site offers the opportunity to create the largest contemporary District Centre in the National Capital Region. This development will become a destination for the wider metropolitan area.
Peacock court: Artist’s impression
Journey as exciting as the destination
A finely grained pedestrian network
CONNEC TI V IT Y
PE D ESTRI A N FRIE NDLY
E XCITIN G J OU RNE Y
105.2 Acre 147m
Open space analysis
The site is knit together by a pedestrian-friendly network of streets and lanes. Tree lined streets provide continuity, structure and shade`.
Infinity Boulevard is the main connecting spine through the site; it is intersected by retail corridors and residential lanes. Retail and residential lanes will be designed as shared surfaces to improve pedestrian connectivity and act as a traffic calming mechanism.
Infinity Park is a landmark at the centre of the development. It is designed to bring people together to celebrate Essence of Noida and combines passive as well as active uses.
Residential Podium Open spaces at podium level provide residents the opportunity to exercise, play, meet and relax. All podiums are unique, yet they share a similar design vocabulary and sophisticated character.
SCOâ€™s This intricate retail typology is defined by narrow gullies and pedestrian corridors that open into active courtyards. The identity of these courtyards will create a unique address for retailers as well as attract visitors and extend the retail journey. Site components
Entertainment hub (Plaza)
Entertainment complex (Plaza)
SCO- Feature courts
Entertainment entrance- progress sketches
Preliminary study sketches
Entertainment entrance design options
Light feature design
GRANITE PAVING TYPE A FLAMED FINISH COLOR: LIGHT GREY SIZE:600(L)X200(W)X60(D)
GRANITE PAVING TYPE C FLAMED FINISH COLOR: DARK GREY SIZE:600(L)X200(W)X60(D)
GRANITE PAVING TYPE C FLAMED FINISH COLOR: DARK GREY SIZE: 500(R)X60(D)
GRANITE PAVING TYPE B FLAMED FINISH COLOR: MEDIUM GREY SIZE:600(L)X200(W)X60(D)
IN-SITU CONCRETE INFILL
GRANITE PAVING TYPE A SIZE: 600(L) X 200(W) X 50(D) MM COLOUR: LIGHT GREY
GRANITE PAVING TYPE B SIZE: 600(L) X 200(W) X 50(D) MM COLOUR: MEDIUM GREY
GRANITE PAVING TYPE C SIZE: 600(L) X 200(W) X 50(D) MM COLOUR: DARK GREY
GRANITE PAVING TYPE D SIZE:1200(L) X 800(W) X 80(D) MM COLOUR: BUFF
HERRINGBONE PATTERN OF THE PEACOCK FEATHER ABSTRACTED IN THE PAVING PATTERN
COORDINATION OF GREEN WALL WITH ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
GRANITE PAVING SIZE: 900(L) X 400(W) X 50(D) mm COLOUR: 50% LIGHT GREY, 40% MID GREY, 10% DARK GREY
5mm MORTAR JOINTS
BEDDING TO ENGINEER'S SPECIFICATION
PROPOSED LOCATION FOR TREE TRENCHES TREE PIT AND SEATING STRUCTURE. REFER TO WCC-03-AE-LS-261-03 FOR DETAILS.
SUB BASE TO ENGINEER'S SPECIFICATION LIGHT WEIGHT FILL TO ENGINEERING DETAIL.
WATERPROOFING TO ENGINEERING DETAIL RC STRUCTURE TO ENGINEERING DETAILS
GLAZING TO BE COORDINATED WITH ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN (ON EITHER SIDES)
GREEN WALL. REFER TO WCC-03-AE-LS-262-03 FOR GREEN WALL DETAILS.
GREEN WALL PANEL SIZES AS PER MANUFACTURER'S SPECIFICATIONS
GLAZING TO BE COORDINATED WITH ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN.
PAVING TYPE D
PAVING TYPE A
PAVING TYPE B PAVING TYPE C
LEFGEND: GREEN WALL PLANTING
SLOT DRAIN. REFER TO WCC-03-AE-LS-242-01 FOR DRAINAGE DETAILS.
PLANT SPECIES COMBINATION 1
800 PLANT SPECIES COMBINATION 2
PLANT SPECIES COMBINATION 3
PEACOCK COURT - PLAN SCALE: 1:100 @A1
PLANT SPECIES COMBINATION 5
Feature court- Peacock Design development
PLANT SPECIES COMBINATION 4
PEACOCK COURT GREEN WALL ELEVATION SCALE: 1:50 @A1
PLANT SPECIES COMBINATION 6
Green wall elevation
This mixed-use development entails a high end hotel, luxury retail and commercial spaces, luxury residential towers and villas. Built on 30 acres, this project is a one of its kind development in Gurgaon. The client is at the forefront of innovative design and AECOM has been commissioned to design spaces which are memorable and evocative.
Retail Boulevard: Artistâ€™s impression
1 5 7
01 Office Drop-Off 02 Office Tower
03 Retail Drop-Off
04 Ireo Square 5
06 Retail Boulevard 15
07 Retail Courts 08 Hotel Entry
Approach road sketch
09 Hotel Fore court 14
10 Water Cascade 15
11 Hotel Gardens 12 Hotel Spa 13 Residential Entry 14 Residential Towers
15 Residential Villas 16 Clubhouse 17 EWS
Planting FRAMEWORK DIAGRAMS
VISIBILITY PERMEABILITY PAVING SCALE
Residential tower landscape design 3
Retail boulevard visibility study sketches
VISIBILITY VISIBILITY VISIBILITY SHADE SHADE SHADE GATHERING GATHERING GATHERING SPACE P E R M E A B I L I SPACE TSPACE Y SEATING SEATING SEATING V ISIBILITY
EXHIBITION EXHIBITION EXHIBITION COURTYARD COURTYARD COURTYARD OFFICE OFFICE OFFICE COURTYARD COURTYARD COURTYARD
PERMEABILITY VISIBILITY SHADE GATHERING SPACE SEATING
SHADE G AT H E R I N G S PA C E DESIGN DESIGN DESIGN CONCEPT CONCEPT S E A TCONCEPT IN G
Retail courtyards will reflect a different material and colour setting; HI-END HI-END HI-END COURTYARD COURTYARD COURTYARD each as a destination and varying EXHIBITION COURTYARD ambience. HOTEL HOTEL HOTEL COURTYARD COURTYARD COURTYARD OFFICE COURTYARD
HI-END COURTYARD HOTEL COURTYARD
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KEY KEY KEY PLAN PLAN PLAN
These courtyards will re ect a different material and colour setting; each as a destination and varying ambience.
TIMBER TIMBER TIMBER
TEXTILE TEXTILE TEXTILE
OFFICE COURTYARD Wooden Court
Textile Court 94
OFFICE OFFICE OFFICE COURTYARD COURTYARD COURTYARD
GLASS GLASS GLASS
GREEN GREEN GREEN PLANTED PLANTED PLANTED
EXHIBITION EXHIBITION EXHIBITION COURTYARD COURTYARD COURTYARD
HI-END HI-END HI-END COURTYARD COURTYARD COURTYARD
HOTEL HOTEL HOTEL COURTYARD COURTYARD COURTYARD
RETAIL RETAIL RETAILCOURTYARDS COURTYARDS COURTYARDS 94 94 C 94 CHHAC APH PTA TEE PRR T4 E4R 4CCOOMC MM O MEM ERM RCE CI R A I AL CLI A L
The Hyatt Regency, Delhi is a 35 acres refurbishment project that was given to AECOM to redesign the landscape. It also includes the extension of the new apartment block to the north and the ballroom to the south.
Fire Engine Access
9 8 6 LEGEND
1. Hotel Guestâ€™s Vehicular Turn Around Courtyard Set
2. The Red Garden Lin
3. The Green Courtyard 4. Hotel Entrance (3 Lanes) 5. Hotel Porte-cochere
6. New Ballroom Entry Experience 7. New Ballroom Drop-Off 8. Outdoor Dining Terrace 9. Lively Garden 10. Secret Garden 11. Service Apartment Intimate Garden 12. Service Apartment Drop-Off Area
LEGEND SITE BOUNDARY LINE (SET OFF BY 1.0m FOR DRAWING CLARITY)
1.0m WIDE LEVEL VERGE
6m WIDE FIRE TENDER PATH CONTOUR LINE TW +3.15
EXISTING LEVEL (BY OTHERS)
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9th Floor, Infinity Tower-C DLF Cyberciti, DLF Phase 2 Gurgaon, 122002
PROPOSED GREEN ROOF TO NEW BALL ROOM ROOF REF TO DWG No HDR-AE-LS-DWG-320-01
TC +4.08 Levels and grading plan BC +0.08
BK +4.19 TW +5.45
TOP OF KERB
BW +4.35 TK +4.34
BK +4.10 TW +4.85
FINISHED FLOOR LEVEL
TW +4.85 TK +4.25
FINISHED ROAD LEVEL
BK +1.79 TW +3.05
BW +1.95 TK +1.94
EXISTING RETAINING WALL
NOTES TW +3.15 1.
BW +0.58 TW +0.50
TW +0.58 2. BW +0.08 3.
TC +4.08 4. BC +0.08 5.
This drawing is to be read in conjunction with the General Notes sheet (HDR-AE-LS-DWG-010-01), and all other drawings and specifications within the package. These drawings have been prepared for Design Development and costing purposes only and not for construction. All dimensions are in millimetres and levels in metres. Do not scale off the drawing- only written dimensions are to be used. All base plans used are provided by Clients, Architects and other consultants. Except where otherwise expressly agreed in writing, AECOM shall have no responsibility or liability for any loss, direct or inconsequential. This drawing must not be copied in 1:100 whole or part without prior written consent from AECOM. Location of all services to confirmed by client.
02 241-01 HOTEL LOBBY
1 PAPLAN - PLANTER AND RETAINING WALL DETAIL 241-01
BW +0.58 TW +0.58
PROPOSED PEDESTRAIN ACCESS ALONG NEW BALL ROOM IN STEPPING STONES REF TO DWG No HDR-AE-LS-DWG-230-06
BW +0.08 TC +4.08 1:100
TW +3.15 BW +0.58 TW +0.58
BC +0.17 TK +0.17
LIGHT WEIGHT FILL TO ENGINEER'S DETAIL
BK +0.02 TW +0.65
EXTENT OF THE BASEMENT
10 PROPOSED PLANTING TO OPEN SPACE TO NEW BALL ROOM
NEW BALL ROOM WITH GREEN ROOF
TC +4.29 BC +0.29 FRL
+0.29LTDTW +4.10 ASIAN HOTELSBW (NORTH) BW +2.60
TK +0.29 BK +0.14 TC +4.20
TK +0.20PROJECT NAME BK +0.05
BK +4.80 ROW OF PLUMERIA ALBA IN PLANTERS BEHIND REFER TO DWG No HDR-AE-LS-DWG-300-01 FEATURE LIGHTING COLUMN REFER TO DWG No HDR-AE-LS-DWG-252-01
HYATT HOTEL DELHI REDESIGN TW +4.60 DESIGN DEVELOPMENT
TW +5.45 BW +4.85
TW +3.05BW +4.95 FFL
+0.88 TW +5.45 BW +3.50
TW +5.45 BW +4.10
Details BK +3.94
FFL +0.90 1:100
TK +3.15 BK +3.00
PROPOSED PLANTER REFER TO DWG No HDR-AE-LS-DWG-241-05
ALL-DAY DINING RESTAURANT
ELEVATION 1 - PLANTER AND RETAINING WALL DETAIL TK +4.00 BK +3.85
1:100 +0.90 FFL
BW +0.90 BK +0.08 2 DATE TW +3.15 241-01 BW +0.58 TW +5.45
CLIENT / DEVELOPER
NEW BALL ROOM
NEW GRANITE PAVING TO NEW BALL ROOM EXIT/ENTRANCE REF TO DWG No HDR-AE-LS-DWG-230-05
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BW +0.02 TC +4.08
PROPOSED LINE OF FEATURE TREES ALONG NEW BALL ROOM FACADE (E.G. BUTEA MONOSPERMA) REF TO DWG NO HDR-AE-LS-DWG-300-04
Last Plotted: 2012-07-18
BS TW +0.50
LANDSCAPE SECTION 02 - 1/4
1800 AIR VENT
6200 ACCESS ROAD TO NEW BALL ROOM
PLANTER DETAIL (SHEET 1 OF 4).DWG
HEDGE LINE TO NEW BALL ROOM ACCESS ROAD
TW +3.15 TK +0.20
EXISTING ROAD VIVEKANAND MARG
1500 BOUNDARY WALL WITH LINE OF PLEACHED TREES
BK +1.38 TW +2.90
EXISTING FOOTPATH WITH RAISED PLANTER ALONG BOUNDARY WALL
MAHATMA GANDHI ROAD
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3.0m HIGH BOUNDARY WALL WITH SANDSTONE CLADDING REF TO DWG No HDR-AE-LS-DWG-242-01
NEW GRANITE PAVING TO NEW BALL ROOM ACCESS ROAD REFER TO DWG No HDR-AE-LS-DWG-230-04
SURFACE FLOW DIRECTION & SLOPE 1:1
LINE OF PLEACHED TREES (E.G. FICUS BENJAMINA)
EXISTING TREE AND SHRUB PLANTING ALONG BOUNDARY WALL
General arrangement and material plan
1.0m WIDE LEVEL VERGE
Last Plotted: 2012-07-18
TK +3.24 BK +3.09
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The Tiracol Resort in a prominent coastal area of South India is an exemplary project wherein the breathtaking beauty of the site is intensely woven into the landscape of the resort.
Typical Indian courtyard layout
Other amenities include tennis courts, a quiet pool, a family pool, golf, children’s and young adult clubs, an intimate outdoor garden for functions, a spa with adjacent tranquil sensory gardens and winding walks through fragrant planting of riotous colour.
This 200 acre resort incorporates a golf course overlooking the water and has extensive views stretching across the coast out to sea.
PRIVATE/ EXCLUSIVE SPACE
SEA VIEW SEA VIEW SEA VIEW
LESS PREFERRED OPTION
The design proposal for the site not only responds to the brief, but also draws inspiration from the site’s natural characteristics, history and culture. The hotel and spa proposed for are arranged to maximise sea views and exclusivity, and take advantage of the site’s natural features such as groves of existing woodland and dramatic rocky shorelines. The central hotel axis and spa serves as the resort anchor with golf, pools and detached hotel suites in close proximity. A formal entry piazza introduces visitors to this first class resort. The main axis of the resort focuses on the resort’s primary feature: the sea and three public pool experiences.
Villa cluster organization
Each of the detached hotel suite clusters are inspired from the Indian courtyards. The clusters gain their identity from the spice route in which it is nestled. This arrangement and mix of luxurious gardens and intimate neighbourhoods will ensure that this property becomes the premier luxury resort in Goa.
SHARED SPACE SEA
Softscape Strategy Filling the spaces between fragrant spice routes and flowering courtyards the natural
Enhancing natural landscape feature
Goan landscape cascades down the hillside in green waves. In these in between spaces a cacophony of flowering fragrant plants and fruits punctuate the luscious tropical green.
Verdant landscape ribbons
Layers Permeable Reveals
Spice routes through the site - Circulation
Orchard / Mediterranean Landscape
Layered Landscape strategy
Conceptual Landscape Layout
Cluster courtyard sketches
This project is based in Abu Dhabi. AECOM designed the streetscape and the strategies for neighbourhood development. Drought- tolerant planting species were carefully chosen, keeping in mind the harsh, dry climate of the Middle-East.
Neighbourhood design sketches
Terminal 3 opened in July 2010 in time for the Commonwealth Games in September 2010. AECOM provided full Landscape Architecture services for this major airport development in India. Terminal 3 is the largest airport terminal in India with more than 70 gates serving both international and domestic passengers. The phased development sequence is in five-year increments. The initial phases provide a new runway system in the southern sector of the airport site, linked to the existing northern runways by a pair of taxiways. The new passenger terminal building (Terminal 3) accommodates the bulk of the full service international and domestic traffic streams operating at the airport. The masterplan anticipates that Terminal 2 will remain operational in tandem with the T3 facility, supplementing the legacy contact stand supply, until such time that the T4 construction programme will necessitate its demolition. Spread across an area of 5.2 million sq ft, the landscape includes systems for irrigation, soft landscaping, hardscape works, water-feature works, lighting, putting planters and works for vertical green walls. The team adopted the theme â€œLandscape in Flightâ€? for this 72m wide central airport boulevard. Passengers and drivers will encounter a totally new and exciting landscape experience as they approach or leave the airport. Simple angular mounds of lawn in dynamic arrangements mimic the motion of flight along the central spine. Water features and wind sculptures at nodal points enhance the total experience of air transport and a strong colour palette of planting reinforces the cultural identity of Delhi and India as a whole.
PTB interiors landscape
EPS berm construction
Exterior water feature
Water feature construction
The project was envisioned to be of a â€˜world classâ€™ status and hence a lot of minute detailing specific to the site was developed. An extensive storm water management and vehicular/ pedestrian circulation network was developed. The entire landscape was constructed over a concrete basement ceiling keeping in mind the structural and services grid.
The streams and red nodes network help in generating a network of green infrastructure, to guide urban growth and the red dots are nodes for nutrient recycling and wastewater treatment. This network offers spaces for public activities like leisure, plazas, shopping areas, etc. With the inevitable rapid economic growth and unregulated industrialization in the Pearl River Delta, there has been a tremendous increase in the development of factory towns. They house mainly migrant workers and follow a repetitive pattern of haphazard development and generic building form.
This pace of industrialization has led to interconnected problems of industrial pollution and loss of agricultural land. The industrial units and residential settlements act as non point sources into the rivers. Factories dump their wastewater directly into the river, destroying the livelihood of fishermen whose families have worked these waters for hundreds of years.
Existing pollution index in NW Dongguan region
Combined pollution level in the streams surrounding the islands due to residential and industrial pollution
Contamination of soil through flooding
Contamination of soil through percolation
SITE STRUCTURE Site Structure
PEARL RIVER DELTA: DONGGUAN: Pollution in Rivers of Dongguan
WASTEWATER TREATMENT The site is parcelated such that each cluster has a pond within it
Within each cluster
Functions within each cluster 1. Industry 2. Elements of Urban Public Node Bank Post office Schools Sports Centre Community Center Entertainment Center 3. Housing 4. Public transit hub 5. Open spaces 6. Wastewater cleaning zones
PEARL RIVER RY ESTUA
Placement of public infrastructure
PROGRAMMATIC DISTRIBUTION ALONG THE GREEN STRIP
Stream network development
The proposed green strip variates at various points along the proposed network of streams. It thickens at places where the cleaning nodes are placed. Bands of thick forestation screen the access to these wastewater treatment process from humans form the green lungs of the city. These cleaning nodes are then surrounded by various other types of spaces like open grasslands, playgrounds,etc, that forms the “interactive zone” within this green infrastructure. Community gardens, farmer’s markets etc, embed themselves within this infrastructure and become the “economic sustainers” for the city, generating revenue for the maintenance of this infrastructure.
Site structure and branching within a cluster
HIERARCHY OF STREAM WIDTH The proposed stream network is a typical branching system on site. The width of the stream widens as it reaches near the pond. This helps in generating different ecologies at various points along the stream.
HIERARCHY OF CIRCULATION NODES
Streams of hierarchal order 1 have a cleaning node placed at its starting point, and thereafter at a regular interval along the stream,
Placement of cleaning nodes and stream network variation
INFRASTRUCTURAL LANDSCAPE This infrastructural landscape intends towards the recovery of the river, triggering the revitalization not just of banks and surrounding areas but of the whole city, driving the landscape strategy, greenery and river as one interactive and interconnected system. It creates a major framework to articulate the urban fabric, the public areas and the infrastructural equipment of the city and will be able to generate a great variety of programmes which do not exist or are in poor conditions, linking the river to the neighbourhoods and with the city. Open spaces are combined with the otherwise isolated infrastructural elements.
Stream deployment within a cluster
MASSING STRATEGY Massing width
Landscape as a connective surface
These massing bands flow along the proposed stream. Within each cluster, the massing is more fragmented in residential areas as compared to the large singular industrial blocks.
Intertwining the landscape with the urban fabric
The landscape is drawn into buildings, streets into facades, inside to outside, which transforms the conventional topographies and spatial algorithms.
Cluster massing catalogue
INFRASTRUCTURAL LANDSCAPE: Hydraulic Ecologies The landscape network creates a framework to articulate the urban fabric, the public areas and the infrastructure of the city. A great variety of programs which do not exist or are in poor conditions, link the river to the neighborhoods and the city thereby generating an ecology inside the city. The presence of the river is not just aesthetic but becomes a strategic, active and vital element for the present and future viability of the city.
The concept describes the spatial strategy used for development in conjunction with public space design and the river crossing. The design addresses the space as a surface which acquires thickness and spatial complexity as different programs and land uses start to combine. This allows for mixture of programs rather than compartmentalization of functions, resulting in a spatial result which combines open space with otherwise isolated infrastructural elements.
The Alicante workshop ran over a span of 2 weeks in collaboration with Fundacion Metropli, Madrid.
It dealt with the urban conditions around the coastal front in Alicante. The work focused on looking at issues of fragmentation and new urban tissues which would tie the port activities to those of the city, generating new and unexpected character areas and urban identities based on a renewed sea front for the city.
Alicante port and Serra Grossa masterplan
Qi Ao island
primary road secondary road defense wall
Qi Ao island is flooded throughout the year at varying degrees. The main cause of flooding is due to the destruction of its mangrove reserves, increased coastal erosion, decreased agriculture, decreased aquaculture pond production, etc. Through this prototype, the floods are controlled by creating series of pools of waters and defense walls to control the amount of water let into the island and channelize it for ponds and other usage.
Proliferation on site
The component is deployed on site by superimposing it on the grid at a regular interval. It is transforms itself to adapt itself to the topography contour lines and its normals. ACADEMIC
City centers are the life line of city. In the competition, the city centre Nerbyen, the harbor and pier are a key feature of the Bodo city’s residents, who frequently use the area for recreational purposes in all weathers! There is a need to develop Nerbyen as an urban node which become a natural meeting place for people of all ages at all times and a place for an array of cultural and social activities.
Urban Design Strategy
Opera is the highest from of art, which is an amalgamation of music, dance, acting. It incorporates many of the elements of spoken theatre, such as acting, scenery and costumes and sometimes incorporates dance. Such Performing spaces are organisms in their own right. They often breathe people in like particles into a lung, exposing them to sound, color, drama and music and exhaling them, enriched, in to the community. The primary challenges were to design for this city of extremes and localize the buildings within the parameters set by the available plots in the area and to retain the existing structures around the site, yet enhance the characteristics of the place by designing building volumes and public urban spaces.
Library Visual statement at an urban scale
Iconic form at the termination of the street
Opera house Function placement
DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY The design concept of the urban scale is that of “Flight” and “Elevated feeling” i.e. the building of the opera house and the library arise an elevated feeling. On the urban level, since the architecture of the place is very scattered, the project stands a chance of creating an identity for the entire area- it acts as an anchorage point for the city centre. This set of building form an iconic culmination to the city centre. The buildings are monumental in nature in order to celebrate the spirit of the city. As per the master plan for the city, this area is marked as the cultural heritage zone.
ELEVATED EXPERIENCE Site elevations
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