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portfolio of satyajit mal


Satyajit Mal Architect || Urban Designer CA/2016/73938 satyajit.mal@gmail.com +91-9958125684 Cover Page - Street in North Kolkata / Author


curriculum vitae

satyajit mal Satyajit Mal is an Architect - Urban Designer having a diverse experience of 3.5 years working in multiple Indian and South East Asian Countries - Thailand, Vietnam & Indonesia for Master Planning & Urban Development Projects. He has received his initial experience under the guidance of First Indian Pritzker Prize Winner, B.V.Doshi. Presently he is working with BDP as an Urban Designer for Transit Oriented Development & Master planning Projects. He has worked extensively for many prestigious projects like Child Friendly Neighbourhoods, Holistic Development of Islands, Vision for Taj Trapezium Zone to name a few with Indian Government. I believe that scale of buildings plays a great role in deciding how a space behaves in an urban context.


Satyajit Mal

Architect || Urban Designer CA/2016/73938 satyajit.mal@gmail.com || +91-9958125684 Male, 11th March 1991, Indian Present Address – B-30, 3rd Floor, Lajpat Nagar-1, New Delhi – 110024, India Permanent Address - 87A/ 10/ A Bose Pukur Road, P.O. Kasba, Kolkata - 700042, West Bengal, India English, Hindi, Bengali

Educational Qualifications Master of Urban Design, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, July 2014 – May 2016 Bachelor of Architecture, School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada, September 2009 – May 2014

Professional/Consultancy Experiences Building Design Partnership ( BDP.) , New Delhi, | Architect- Urban Designer August 2018 – Presently Working Project - Thailand High Speed Railway TOD (Site – Ayutthaya, Khon Kaen & Pattaya, Thailand) Client – The Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning Responsibilities – Transit Oriented Development Guidelines, Detailed Master Plan, Urban Design Concept Development, Site Analysis. Working in collaboration with Nippon Koei - Bangkok; JLL; Tamano consultants co. ltd; Team Consulting Engineering and Management Public Company Limited. Project – Railway Station Redevelopment, Site – Bandra Terminus, Kalyan Junction, Ranchi, Jalandhar, Hyderabad Client – Indian Railway Station Development Corporation (IRSDC) Responsibilities – Station Redevelopment Schemes, Transit Oriented Development Guidelines, Detailed Master Plan, Urban Design Concept Development, Site Analysis Project – Conceptual Design & Master Planning for Urban Area Hai Duong City, Vietnam Client – Eco Park Responsibilities – Detailed Master Plan, Urban Design Concept Development, Site Analysis, Design development Sketches, Detailed Township Layouts & Typologies Project – Vision Plan for Cua Luc Bay, Vietnam Client – Developer Sun Group Responsibilities - Detailed Master Plan, Urban Design Concept Development, Site Analysis, Design development Sketches Cua Luc Bay region shares its boundary with the UNESCO world heritage destination of Ha Long Bay. Worked in collaboration with Nippon Koei (a Japanese Engineering Consultant, Parent Company of BDP Design Engineering Pvt Ltd.) for a Vision Masterplan of Cua Luc Bay Project - Child Friendly Neighbourhood, India Client – Bernard van Leer Foundation for Child Friendly Neighbourhood Guidelines Responsibilities - Urban Design Concept Development, Child Friendly Neighbourhood Guidelines – Framework, Evaluation Metrics, Design Guidelines, Policy Workbook & Best Practices Compendium Project – Housing projects, Inida Client – EMAAR, & Shapoorji Pallonji Group Responsibilities - Detailed Master Plan, Urban Design Concept Development, Site Analysis, Design development for Masterplan IPE Global Limited, New Delhi, Architect- Urban Designer Consultant July 2017 – July 2018 | 1 Year, 1 month | Full Time Consultant Project - Preparation of Concept Development Plans and Detailed Master Plans for Holistic Development of Islands – Lakshadweep & Andaman, India


Client – NITI Aayog, Government of India Responsibilities - Detailed Master Plan, Urban Design Concept Development, Development Control Regulations, Data Collection & Coordination with UT Administration & Various Govt. Organisations. Holistic development of Islands builds upon the understanding of the assignment through inputs from multiple stakeholders (U.T. Administration, Inter-Ministerial Group, various other central govt. departments and agencies, etc.) and attempts a revised appraisal of the baseline situation – i.e. glean the status of all existing assets and activities. All the outputs (issues, challenges and site potential) from the site visits have been synthesized to delineate the development objectives, strategies and most importantly, possible Early Bird Projects for the project islands in the form of a design development methodology matrix. School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi, Project Assistant May 2018 - July 2018| 3 months | Part Time Consultant Project - Vision Document for Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) Client – Supreme Court of India & UP Government Responsibilities - Site Investigation, Delineation of Taj precinct Zone, Strategy Diagrams, Maps for Issues and Recommended Strategies Taj Trapezium Zone Vision Document is presently getting prepared by UP Tourism, on the court order of Supreme Court of India. This project is also getting monitored and guided by Uttar Pradesh Pro-Poor Tourism Development Project & World Bank. This is an initial step to develop a comprehensive and integrated action plan, based on field visits, stakeholder consultations and factual assessments to address the protection of degraded ecosystems and improve the quality of life in human settlements and thereby ensuring the protection of the Taj Mahal. Morphogenesis, New Delhi | Architect- Urban Designer Consultant May 2018 – Present | 8 months | Part Time Consultant Project - Aligarh Smart City Client – URS(AECOM) & Aligarh Smart City Limited Responsibilities – Situation Analysis report, Feasibility report & Detailed Project Report ( DPR) Smart City Plan for Aligarh revolves around the vision of establishing Aligarh as – “Mukammal Ashiyan Alishan Ali-E-Gar "which means this represents a high quality of city life. Under this, projects like Smart Roads, Lake front Developments, Parks and Markets are being taken up. LEA Associates South Asia Pvt Ltd, New Delhi, Architect- Urban Designer Consultant March 2018 – April 2018 | 2 Months | Part Time Consultant Project - Warangal Master Plan 2041 Client – Kakatiya Urban Development Authority (KUDA) | Concept Development, 3 D Visualization of Master Plan Areas, Area Based Development, ORR Development CRISIL Risk and Infrastructure Solutions Ltd., Gurgaon, Architect & Urban Designer – Sub Consultant February 2017 – March 2017 | 2 Months | Part Time Consultant Project - Smart City Project – Karnal Client - Karnal Municipal Corporation Responsibilities - Preparation of Smart City Annexure Document, Concept Development for Area Based Development (ABD) for SCP Karnal NilaA. Architecture and Urban Design, New Delhi, Architect- Urban Designer February 2017 – June 2017 | 5 Months Project - Bekal Fort & Precinct Development, Namami Gange – Bihar Towns Responsibilities - Urban Design Concept Development & Presentations, River Ghat Working Drawings Sangath – Vastu Shilpa Consultants, Ahmedabad, Architect- Urban Designer August 2016 – January 2017 | 5 Months National War Memorial, New Delhi, National War Museum, New Delhi, Yadagirigutta Temple Town Project, Hyderabad Responsibilities – Concept Development, Design Development, International Competition Presentation & Drawings, Bidding Document School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi, Architect- Urban Designer Consultant July 2016 | 1 month | Part Time Consultant Shri Mata Vaishnodevi Temple – Preliminary Study Report | Client - Shri Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board Responsibilities - Site Investigation, Scoping Study for Master Plan, Site Study Graphics & Diagrams


Training Experiences (Architecture & Urban Design) NilaA. Architecture and Urban Design, New Delhi, Urban Design Trainee May 2015 – June 2015 | 2 Months Patna Riverfront Development, Dwarka Urban Vision River Ghat Finishing Schedule, Concept Development for Promenade Flooring, Concept Development, (Transit Oriented Development) Renaissance Arch Consultants Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, Architecture Trainee July 2013 – December 2015 | 6 Months JDA Auditorium | Client – Jhansi Development Authority, Jhansi MES Auditorium | Client - Military Engineering Services(MES), Bikaner Renovation of Interior Works, Working Drawings & Concept Conceptual 3D Views, Design & Detail of Elevation, Submission & Working Drawing

Academic Projects & Research 21st Session, 2020 - Winter University, Assistant Irkutsk National Research Technical University, Irkutsk, Russia 1st Feb – 23rd Feb 2020, Theme: Use redevelopment of Uncomfortable City Districts with a High share of Mixed and Industrial Use ISOCARP Young Planning Professionals’ Workshop, Jakarta-Bogor, Indonesia 4th Sept – 8th Sept 2019, organised as part of the 55th ISOCARP World Planning Congress. The first case study area was the Transit-oriented development (TOD) area at Jakarta’s Dukuh Atas. This very central location is the first transit area built by the DKI Jakarta Government. Located at the intersection of three major transport nodes, surrounded by office and retail buildings, surrounded by on one hand a squatter settlement Kampung and on the other hand a high-income historic neighbourhood Menteng. The second case study area is the so-called ‘Chinatown’, known as Jalan Suryakencana of Bogor, a historic corridor of Bogor’s trading activities since the Dutch colonial period which acts also as the backbone of surrounding slum areas. 55th ISOCARP World Planning Congress 2019, Jakarta-Bogor, Indonesia 9th Sept – 13th Sept 2019 | Presented a Research Case Study titled - Defining the RUrban - a case of Hyderabad The theme of the Congress - “Planning beyond Limits - Building liveable communities” and it was jointly undertaken by ISOCARP and the Indonesian Association of Urban and Regional Planners (IAP). CEPT University Summer Winter School 2018, Teaching Assistant 1st June – 13th June 2018 | Course - “An Investigation into the Transition of Human Settlements in the Himalayan Region” The entire range of the Himalayan Mountains is home to more than 50 million people. Many believe that physical isolation of the Himalayan people has led to the preservation of centuries-old knowledge. The resulting built-form presents a unique case for development enthusiasts on how to translate challenges of living in such isolated conditions into an opportunity. Change is evident! Rampant urbanization has created an identity crisis for many of the Himalayan villages rendering irreversible environmental damage & ecological imbalance. The journey towards a dynamic, diverse & economically self-reliant society from its traditional, rural, agro-based roots is quite evident across the Himalayan region. The settlements demonstrate varied relations between the natural & built heritage resulting in a unique cultural experience. This field study & workshop was conducted to bring out the wisdom of the locals about shaping their built environment. The learnings were documented using cognitive mapping, analytical sketching & verbal conversations. The investigation concluded with ideas to make the Himalayan villages a paradigm for self-sustaining, resilient communities. Presented a Research Paper titled “Out of Home advertising street furniture in DELHI - the phenomenon of standardization” at the International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment 2017, Department of Architecture & Planning, IIT Roorkee. Research & Analysis - Worked for the research project City Form – India, conducted as part of the MoU between Welsh School of Architecture, University of Cardiff, UK and SPA - Delhi.


PG Urban Design Thesis PG III Semester PG II Semester PG I Semester UG Architecture Thesis UG Dissertation

Regenerating inner city precincts through the tram as a catalyst – Kolkata Local Area Planning - Ward No. 12 [GTB Nagar, New Delhi] Capital City Studio – Hyderabad [Study of Everyday Spaces of City, Plan & Design of Urban- Rural Interface along Musi River and Outer Ring Road] Across the Metropolis [Study on physical & social change in city post metro in Tiz Hazari Area Revitalization of Heritage Tram Corridor – The Case of Esplanade Square, Kolkata Transforming Contested Spaces – The Case of Indian Streets

Achievements / Participations / Competitions Achievements •

Shortlisted in Top 10 in International Design Competitions – Sustainable Neighbourhood Conducted by University of Westminster and NASA 2014 • Bursary to attend Z‐AXIS 2015 & 2016 conference by Charles Correa Foundation, Panaji, Goa • First Place in Adaptive Re-Use of Mahboob Mansion in Student Design Competition Conducted by INTACH Hyderabad Chapter 2013 • Citation First Prize in Landscape Trophy in 54th Annual NASA Convention 2012, Ahmedabad • Second Prize, Merit Award for B.Arch. IV Year (SPA Vijayawada) • First Prize, Merit Award for B.Arch. II Year (SPA Vijayawada) • Third Prize, Merit Award for B.Arch. I Year (SPA Vijayawada) • Student Member, Indian National Trust for Arts and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) • Treasurer in Students’ Council 2012-2013 and other events (SPA Vijayawada) Participated in • • • • • • • • • • •

International Tropical Architecture Design (ITAD) Competition 2015 by Building and Construction Authority, Singapore Institute of Architects and Singapore Green Building Council (BCA-SIA-SGBC) 4th SIP Awards 2015 for Best Student Entry organised by Singapore Institute of Planners URBAN SOS All Systems GO, 2015 by AECOM, Van Alen Institute, and 100 Resilient Cities - Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation Memorial for 26/11 Tragedy conducted by Ethos India 2014 International Workshop on Urban Design 2013 –“ City through its Riverfronts” organised by SPA Vijayawada IGBC Green Design Competition 2013 – Waste Management Design 1st Indo-French Architecture and Design Residency Programme on the project “ Riverfront by the Museum, Hyderabad” Saint Gobain Transparence 2012 – Windows by the Lake (Site: Ludhiana) Birla Yuva Ratna Awards 2011 – Interpretation Centre for Rain forest Ecosystem Saint Gobain Transparence 2011 – Housing for the future (Site: Chennai) ZONASA 2010, MIT, Manipal University & 53rd Anuual NASA Convention 2010, BVBCET, Hubli

Technical Skill Set Drafting/BIM - Autodesk Autocad 2010 (2D), Graphisoft ArchiCAD (2D & 3D), Autodesk Map3D ( basic level) 3D Modelling & Rendering - Sketch Up, Autodesk 3D Studio Max, Corel Video Studio, Artlantis Studio, Lumion Presentation & Analysis - Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, Adobe InDesign CC, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe After Effects, Microsoft Office, DepthMapX, Arc GIS (basic Level), Power Director


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Kolkata & its tram network has always been a critical concern for me from B.Arch to MUD. I have dealt with tram terminus & corridor development in my architecture thesis whereas in urban design thesis I have tried to put forward my thoughts about how it can serve the inner city precincts of kolkata. Kolkata's architecture & urbanism has inspired me to explore - new ideas. Scale, activity, built use, morphology, culture, History, ecology and people are few aspects of Architecture and Urban Design that always encourage me to come up with new solutions, that are local and relevant to the context.

regenerating inner city precincts through the tram system as a catalyst, kolkata revitalization of heritage tram corridor the case of esplanade square, kolkata


01 regenerating inner city precincts through the tram system as a catalyst site - maniktala - kankurgachi, kolkata, india area - 4 sq km

Kolkata inner city is surrounded with many functions. It displays a rich array of building typologies associated with traditional communities, newer communities, socio-cultural practices and local commerce. The north Kolkata’s Historic neighbourhoods and communities are unique in itself but has degraded over years and are presently on the verge of decay. The streets of every city define how the city behaves, functions & performs its daily activities. The streets of Kolkata are unique in its own way. Tram lines are functional mostly in the Northern parts of Kolkata and also in some parts of South Kolkata. It has a great potential, that can be tapped now to regenerate communities. Trams are unique to the city of Kolkata. They can act as a catalyst to revitalise the decaying communities and rejuvenate the inner parts of the city. With modernisation and changing trend of communities, Trams can form a community based transportation system. The larger concern here is about the degeneration of the inner city precincts and obsolescence of identity. The existing system can be restructured through various Urban Design moves.


trams for inner precincts The areas of Kankurgachi and Maniktala are the parts of the city which consist of various communities. This part was once suburbs and major planning was done by Kolkata Improvement Trust (KIT). This area was in between the SalkLake City and Kolkata City once upon a time. Most of the land parcels have been subjected to a piecemeal development approach. Hence this area never got an identity of its own. Tram System as transportation mode has the capability of regenerating the inner precinct to activate the areas. It can also serve as a community based system which will be integrate Saltlake, Kankurgachi and Maniktala Areas.

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tram as a system The Tram System will create a new urbanism with new streetscape. This system can also connect community services which will benefit the locals. aTrams can serve the city level arteries to establish connections with the Metro services. The introduction of Tram system as an Urban Design move will help to regenerate the degenerated communities. This can become the facilitator for the pedestrian friendly network of activities.

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To integrate the disjointed communities of Kankurgachi Area through Tram as a Community Based Transportation Network.

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To establish a Tram Network as the new transportation Catalyst, which will guide the urban form. To establish Speed-Form-Space relationship, which will develop the form with respect to the tram’s speed, which as a result will generate the spaces within it. Making a new identity for underutilised Land Parcels. To establish pedestrian friendly spaces along the tram corridors. Tramways can be used as a tool in global mobility strategy which will refurbish the street front and define a new street edge conditions. To enhance the community spaces and create better interfaces with the existing site precinct.

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tram route - metro feeder

work-live-recreation : tram connection

trams for communities Trams will facilitate and create a pedestrain freindly network among the communities. It will also connect work-live-recreation so as to achieve better livable conditions. The areas of kankurgachi and maniktala consists of large industrial plots which are unsed, they will become the work centres and residential townships which will be connected via tram network and pedestrain friendly corridor. The inner communities will be regenerated via slow speed movement based transportation system and urban design guidelines.

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structure plan - area level neighbourhood level recreation

redevelopment of KIT schemes

preserving the wetlands & reviving the ecological corridor

redevelopment of KIT schemes (SIH & BRS)

commercial stretch in manicktala main road

proposed work centre & offices relocation of slum dwellers and maintaining the wetlands

mixed use developement zone public facilities & amenities for communities

residential transformation due to tram conection Legend Residential District Public Use Zone

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Small scale industries Commercial Strip Industrial Pockets

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pedestrian route This the entry point of the pedestrian and NMV route which goes till Pedestrian Chowk. It shows the volumetric built form to make it an identity in the nodes.

pedesrain chowk The pedestrian and NMV axis which terminates at a pedestrian plaza can become a good public space. It is well connected with the open space structure connecting water bodies and open spaces.


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tram station and the proposed built form

open plaza and the connected tram route

tram station and the proposed built form

tram route connecting internal streets

tram route connecting residential neighbourhoods

tram route connected with water bodies and recreational spaces

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small tanks in communities The pedestrianised stretch is connected with the small tanks in the communities and parks. This pedestrianised area is designed in proximity with the institutional zone.

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tram station The Tram station will become as one of the pedestrian friendly area with many other related function around it.


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Legend 1 Work Centres 2 City Level Commercial 3 Slum Rehabilitation Scheme 4 Small Scale Retail & Commercial Street for Community 5 Tram Station 6 Redeveloped Houses under Plot Amalgamation 7 Mixed Use (TDR Recieving Zone) 8 Primary School 9 Training Centre 10 Computer & Coaching Class centres

Legend 11 Parks for Communities 12 Community Centre & Club (para club) 13 Water Bodies for recreational Spaces 14 BRS & SIH Schemes - Redeveloped 15 Bus Depot & Terminus 16 Housing - Plot Amalgamation 17 City Level Entertainment Hub 18 Pedestrian Chowk 19 Pedestrianised Institutional Zone 20 Housing

Residential Commercial Institutional Mixed Use


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major road & the tram The interconnection with major road of the city. The entrance node is made with commercial towers so as to make it a good identity.


tram as catalyst The Tram connection will improve the communities and regenerate the areas by connecting them with functional zones. Live Work - Recreation will be connected by a Tram Loop connected with pedestrianised Zone. The form along the tram corridor will respond to pedestrian scale and street enclosure will be such that the area will become more active and vibrant.


02 revitalization of heritage tram corridor the case of esplanade square site - esplanade, kolkata, india area - 15 acre, 12km stretch

Trams in Kolkata are one of the aspects which still gives the city an aura of exclusivity. The idea of running tramcars in Kolkata actually was initiated in the year 1867, but the British rule permitted Government of Bengal in 1870 to run tramcars to carry merchandise from Sealdah Railway station to Armenian Ghat of Hooghly river. In the Indian context most of the time, all the other transport related hubs like Airports, Railway Stations, and Metro & Bus terminuses get designed by eminent architects and planners. Trams a part country’s heritage is always left behind. This thesis is an attempt to propose a better future for the trams in kolkata. Urban Design guidelines for the streets of North Kolkata (i.e. the heritage tram corridor) and an architectural intervention for the Esplanade Tram Terminus (one of the busiest transport hubs of Kolkata) are demonstrated / the outcomes. “Interchanges play a central role in public transportation. Unless the interchanges are working properly, the public transportation system will not be able to sustain itself.� - Christopher Alexander


esplanade tram terminus Transformation and development of built form is done on the basis of ACTIVITY, TIME, SPACE and CLIMATE. LIGHT and SHADE area has been created in the southern side of the site so as to create SOLIDS VOIDS in the overall site. HERITAGE ROTUNDA has been formed by maintaining a central axis. heritage buildings in the precinct & viewing cones

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Legend 500m radius Metro Station Metro Route Existing Tram Track

Legend Commercial Insttutional ( govt.) Residential Open Spaces Water Body Site


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learnings from

sangath

My learning experience at Vastu Shilpa Consultants – Sangath was phenomenal. I was part of two international competitions - National War Memorial & National War Museum, New Delhi. Apart from that I have also working for tender and bidding documents of large scale infrastructure and master planning projects. I have handled projects of both architectural and urban design scale which gave me a good learning experience. Professionally Sangath gave me my first practical experience after learning for 7 years. While working with B. V Doshi & Rajeev Kathpalia I understood the importance of scale, concept & context for each of the designs I have dealt in Sangath. Starting from models, conceptual development and leading a project that is part of an international competition was indeed a memorable experience for me.

international competition national war memorial new delhi international competition national war memorial new delhi


01 international competition national war memorial 2016 memorial as public space site - india gate c-hexagon, new delhi, india area - 60 acres

The idea that public space and public freedom are hard won through the great sacrifices of countless individuals in the pursuit of liberty provides the original design concept for this project. A memorial and a park built to represent this truth should pay homage to the loss incurred in securing these freedoms. By combining figurative sculpture and personal narratives of servicemen in a single formal expression and the integration of a park around and atop the memorials alludes to the idea that public space and personal freedom are only available through the sacrifice of our soldiers. The indentations made by the sunken plazas are analogous to the scars left on a battlefield from the explosion of shells. The pools signify the healing touch of water filling these crevices made by war in the lives, hearts and homes of our countrymen. The emptiness of war is suggested by both void and built form with silent hope for the future symbolized as Silver Oak trees growing tall in clear view.


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02 international competition national war museum 2016 museum as public plaza site - india gate c-hexagon, new delhi, india area - 10 acres

The allegorical idea that public space and public freedom are hard won through the great sacrifices of our servicemen and women, in the pursuit of liberty provides the original design concept for this project. The underlying principle of the design was to retain the trees that already exist on the site. To achieve this we have maintained the existing barracks as the basic footprint of the building for the smaller galleries. The infills in between these series form the larger galleries. The plazas have been created by the making of the war museum and will be maintained by the museum, they are open to the public, even when the museum is closed. The goal is to engage with the formal axial plan of the vicinage. The form and spaces of the building are shaped by the constant sight line towards India Gate through the streets in between. The built footprint is held back purposefully to create spaces for the public- a civic space within the museum site in response to the prominence of the location.


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Working on Thailand High-Speed Railway Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Project (Site – Ayutthaya, Khon Kaen & Pattaya, Thailand) along with Nippon Koei – Bangkok for The Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and planning, Thailand gave a good experince to put my academic knowledge of Transit & mobility based ideas. At the same time working with IRSDC for station redevelopment projects in India with the Indian TOD Policy is a good professional engagement to develop ideas of city's urbanism through mobility. Transit Orientated Development (TOD) focuses on compact mixed use development around transit corridor such as metro rail, BRTS etc. TOD integrates land use and transport planning and aims to develop planned sustainable urban growth centers, having walkable and livable communes with high density mixed land-use. International examples have demonstrated that though transit system facilitates transit oriented development, improving accessibility and creating walkable communities is equally important.

Thailand High Speed Railway Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Masterplan Guidelines Ayutthaya, Khon Kaen & Pattaya, Thailand Railway Station Redevelopment, Indian Railway Station Development Corporation (IRSDC) Bandra Terminus, Kalyan Junction, Ranchi, Jalandhar Hyderabad, India


01 Thailand High Speed Railway Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Masterplan Guidelines station area development site - Ayutthaya, Khon Kaen & Pattaya, Thailand area - 2-3 sq km BDP

Vision - New Hub for Ayutthaya around a blue green loop. Character - Integrate existing landscape assets (water bodies, green spaces). Connect with Heritage sites and Tourism attraction close to the site and others in the city. Create Cultural hubs to experience local culture, arts and crafts. Improve Quality of Life - Access to Nature (River, Water bodies and Parks), Design for Walking, Cycling Create public spaces. Enhance Economy - Mixed uses and themed development, Additional Value of land, New Employment & Business opportunities. The Zoning of the Masterplan is done based on TOD principles - Activities with Prime real estate value are clustered close to the station - such as offices, hotel and MICE hub; Next level of activities such as mixed use area, insitutions and shopping centre are place in the next layer away from the station ; Finally, the residential zones are placed at the edges of the development to also help with the transition into the surroundings.


TOD Development around Blue Green loop

Plaza Gateway Building announcing access to & from the station


Mixed Use Craft Bazaar/Markets

TOD Masterplan Hospitality 4 Star/5 star hotel/ Convention Centre

Mixed Use Shop houses/ Cafes/ Markets/ Co-working Space

Residential Low Rise Apartments

Retail Shopping Malls / Large Retail Outlets Residential Mid Rise Apartments Central Park Institutional University / College

Office Office Spaces Mixed Use Shop houses/ Cafes/ Markets/ Co-working space

Access to Station & TOD

Mixed Use Office Spaces / Galleries / Exhibitions / Cultural Spaces

Mixed Use Retail / Commercial / Offices

Residential Low Rise Apartments

Station Building

Station Plaza Transport NMT/ Multi Modal Hub Hospitality Business Hotels Station Plaza

Transport Multi Level Car Parking

Entry Road Road widened to 25m ROW


02 Railway Station Redevelopment Indian Railway Station Development Corporation (IRSDC) stations as public space site - Bandra Terminus, Kalyan Junction, Ranchi, Jalandhar, Hyderabad, India BDP

For the overall development of the Indian Railway Stations (IRS), Indian Railway Station Development Corporation (IRSDC) has undertaken the redevelopment project of the Railway Stations. For the timely completion of the work Public Sector Units has been appointed by IRSDC. Bridge & Roof Co. (India) Ltd. (B&R) has been appointed for the Railway Station Redevelopment Project for the Kalyan Station Redevelopment . Place Making: Creating a ‘new heart’ of Kalyan Our vision is to create a new space for the citizens of Kalyan. A space which is frequented by everyone in the city. A modern interpretation of the City square seen in European cities (like St. Marks Plaza, Venice and Piazza del Signoria, Florence). It will be a destination in itself flanked by the transit facilities and high quality residential, commercial and recreational facilities. In our past projects we have created suchplaces globally. Liverpool One, UK, is such an example where a city heart space was created at the centre of Liverpool with a transport interchange at the heart of the scheme.while also introducing activities of specific relevance to Kalyan’s past, present and future.


Urban Design Vision Need to create alternate access to the Railway station and vehicular & pedestrian movement loop to decongest

Long Distance Passenger - Departing

Program and design the TOD to act as a place of exchange between Northern and Southern sides of the city. Create pedestrian and public space network to integrate with riverfront and Kalyan old town. Utilize railway land parcels for Transit Oriented Development. Towards Bhiwandi and Kharbao business district

Pedestrian trail tying temples and other religious sites

Ganesh Ghat

Kala Talao

Old core area of Kalyan

Durgadi fort

Riverfront promenade leading to historic sites

Riverfront promenade activation on both sides

Integration with proposed Metro station Pedestrian crossover

Kalyan Market

Bhoiwada lake

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Pedestrian link between old core and station redevelopment

Bhoiwada market yard

Concourse & platforms dedicated to suburban trains

River

Concourse & platforms dedicated to long distance trains

Activation of face towards towards Kalyan East – Mixed Use development

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Towards Dombivli and Nilaje business district

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housing & urbanisation

in cities

Working on Conceptual Design & Master Planning for Urban Area Hai Duong City, Master Planning and Vision for Cua Luc Bay, Vietnam (Cua Luc Bay region shares it’s the boundary with the UNESCO world heritage destination of Ha Long Bay, Vietnam) & Housing projects for EMAAR & Shapoorji Pallonji Group which invloved a existing golf course within masterplan gave a experience of working with evarday city's housing challenges in India & South East Asia.

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Hai Duong city covers an area of 130 sq km and is planned to become - A regional centre for health and education in Eastern Hanoi; An urban and industrial zone; An expand urban centre (towards the Sat River); 5 functional urban clusters connected by ring road 1; Agricultural and green land distributed amongst the central urban centre and clusters. Our project location is aligned with the Hai Duong City Development Direction. Hai Duong city is a trade, transportation and industrial centre, which also has a strategic importance with regards to health and education. Hai Duong city links Hanoi with other portal region such as Hai Phong and Quang Ninh, thus making it a key northern economic region. The strategic concept behind the masterplan is to establish a series of blue-green corridors to unify the fragemented site, establishing a network of linked neighbourhoods that are sustainable, walkable, and well connected. The boulevard , which has high visibility, is positioned as a commercial corridor, with a gateway entry point as a strategic landmark anchoring it at the south, and a health and wellness cluster to complement the future healthcare cluster in the north.

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02 Hill Retreat Pune - Housing Project Shapoorji Pallonji Group site - pune, india area - 900 acres

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The site for the Hill city is spread across 900 acres and is set around the championship Oxford golf course. The beautiful and challenging site is located at the edge of Pune city and surrounded by hills on all sides. The Masterplan vision is for developing an urban retreat consisting of a cluster of self-sustainable neighbourhoods, with a focus on wellbeing and connection to nature, and at the same time offering benefits of city living. The program is primarily residential towers and townhouses with some retail, office spaces and supporting amenities. The site is fragmented and consists of four distinct neighbourhoods, each with a distinct landscape character. The landscape of each neighbourhood is themed around annual seasons such that the journey through the various neighbourhoods becomes a journey through different moods of nature. All the neighbourhoods are connected through a good walking and cycling trails.

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child friendly

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Focusing on the needs of Infants Toddlers and Caregivers (ITCs) in the planning of Smart Cities is part of what can fulfill the initiative’s stated goals of sustainability, inclusion, health, and safety. Investing in this population and helping them build the capacities to participate in future economic growth and the cultural life of India will undoubtedly be the best investment for a sustainable future. Child Friendly Neighborhood (CFN) Sector Framework documents are intended to be used by city managers, municipal commissioners, CEOs of smart cities SPVs for development & integrated planning. These framework documents will help develop capacities of these officers to better understand this sector in terms of policy perspective, designing, financing, technology and overall development. Report Link - https://smartnet.niua.org/cfn

urban design guidelines for ITCN - Infant, Toddler & Caregiver Friendly Neighbourhood Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs with Bernard van Leer Foundation under theSmart Cities Mission,

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An intimidating view for a toddler consisting of a wall of cars.

A toddler has higher exposure to polluted air from cars, being closer to the exhaust pipes (30cm).

Urban Design Guidelines for ITCN - Infant, Toddler & Caregiver Friendly Neighbourhood

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs with Bernard van Leer Foundation under theSmart Cities Mission, Government of India site - PAN India

Presence of double side parking on a narrow neighbourhood street without a footpath forces walking on the road.

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Young children are a vulnerable and forgotten group in Modern Planning A child’s maximum brain development happens before the age of 5. What role does the built environment play?

The grade of park is higher than the road. Additionally it is edged with a wall which is an obstacle for ITCs to navigate.

Do parents feel safe sending their young children to play outside unattended? What kind of urban spaces are we providing them? What is the impact of traffic, air and noise pollution and barren spaces on a child’s development, or on the stress levels of its caregiver? What indicates that a neighborhood is a striving or thriving place for young children? Vision - In an ideal neighbourhood, infants and toddlers and their caregivers feel safe. Children are encouraged to run, explore, play and engage with their built and natural environment. This neighbourhood is verdant with simple, wellmanaged services that are easy to get to. Parks are inclusive and facilitate interaction across abilities and communities.

High boundary walls on both sides of the road make it secluded and is perceived as unsafe for ITCs.


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Playful Inclusive • Listening and responding to needs of residents through engagement • Even and thorough implementation of interventions • Transparent processes • Fair to all, not just “owners” • Objective, informed by data

Accessible • Legible • Flexible • Free of physical and virtual obstacles • Clusters of services/convenient • Predictable and dependable, well-communicated services

• Attention focusing (not grabbing) • Enveloping and protecting from distraction • Challenging • Committed to culture • Authored by and memorializing of the childhoods belonging to it

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Safe • Safe to walk/ bike while daydreaming/ mentally distracted • Structured, demarcated, space is assigned • Eyes on the street, trust of neighbors • Slow • Respectful of privacy

Green • Comfortable and protected from the elements • Quiet • Bio Diverse • Renewable and non-carbon energy sources • Future-oriented, green technologies


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Creating Walkable Communities

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home zone A sample layout of a junction in an ITC friendly neighbourhood. The space shows application of various elements and their inter relatable presence with each other.

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Neighbourhood model for ITC Total Area of the Neighbourhood is 60 Ha Approx. and the total population is 15,000 people. The recommendations mentioned here are based on the existing space standards suggested by URDPFI and Urban Greening Guidelines. The existing norms have been modified keeping in view the reduced speed of movement and comfortable outdoor time relevant for Indian climate. The recommendations are not mandatory and should be understood with respect to ITC specific needs only.

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6-15 TOT LOTS 50sqm-125sqm at max. 300m 3-4 PLAYGROUNDS 4,500-6,000sqm each at 200-300m


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While working as a consultant with IPE Global & NITI Aayog, Government of India where I am dealing with UT administration for Preparation of Concept Development Plans and Detailed Master Plans for Holistic Development of Islands – Lakshadweep & Andaman. The various consultation with Government, Public Sector Agencies and especially working with various departments of Environment Agencies such as National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management , Centre for Earth Science Studies, Various Departments of and sectors of Government – Indian Coast Guard, Airport Authority of India, Pawan Hans etc. are helping us to create a Holistic Approach towards making of Detailed Master plan. The island conditions are very different from mainland and dealing with them is giving a really challenging and different exposure.

holistic development of islands / NITI Aayog, Government of India lakshadweep & andaman islands


01 holistic development of islands for lakshadweep & andaman islands NITI Aayog, Government of India site - 5 islands of Lakshadweep & 4 islands of Andaman area - 1 sq km to 20 sq km

Holistic development of Islands builds on the understanding of the assignment through inputs from multiple stakeholders (U.T. Administration, Inter-Ministerial Group, various other central govt. departments and agencies, etc.) and attempts a revised appraisal of the baseline situation – i.e. glean the status of all existing assets and activities. All the outputs (issues, challenges and site potential) from the site visits have been synthesized to delineate the development objectives, strategies and most importantly, possible Early Bird Projects for the project islands in the form of a design development methodology matrix. The identified projects and interventions have been classified into Support Facilities (infrastructure projects) and Signature Projects (livelihood, tourism, environmental, etc. projects). Subsequently, a development approach has been suggested for phasing the strategic interventions and projects based on their classification and priority status .


land suitability & zoning analysis Land Suitability & Zoning distills the important learning from Environmental Sensitivity and Activity Mapping Analysis to propose a preliminary and broad zoning of activities and functions permissible within each Zone. As such the Island Group is a fragile ecosystem of natural, built and cultural heritage, protection, conservation are therefore of utmost importance. Management of these assets and responsible economic growth and development is a principal goal for the Holistic Development of the Island Group of Lakshadweep.

sunset point

kodi beachfront development guidelines

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village house heritage walk route To facilitate Heritage village tours, signage and street lightings are proposed for enhancing the visual character of the Village Houses. The paved pathways will connect the beach and the Village Houses located in other villages. Information Kiosks will provide necessary information to the tourists and highlight the history of the area.


proposed structure plan The proposed structure plan has been derived from the overlay analysis of the land suitability layers such as existing activities, relief, land cover and environmental sensitivity. It attempts to present a futuristic vision focusing on development of nodes, strengthening of existing connections and public place making, especially in the case of Minicoy.

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engaging with people of

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Engaging with the local citizens has been a crucial experience from Urban Design course which I have taken forward in my professional works also. The decision making process becomes very crucial after the citizen engagement and local area planning meeting for any design discussion and decision making process. The involvement as a consultant for project - Smart City Karnal, warangal master plan 2041 & Shri Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board involved citizen engagement.

smart city round -3 karnal, haryana, india shri mata vaishnodevi shrine - preliminary study vaishnodevi temple, jammu, india local area planning, ward no - 12, gtb nagar new delhi, india


01 smart city karnal ( round - 3) municipal corporation of karnal & CRISIL risik & infrastructure solutions area based development site -karnal, harayana, india area - 23 hectare ( competition) & 3 hectare ( academics)

Karnal is located on NH-1 at a distance of 123 km from National capital Delhi & 130 km from State capital Chandigarh. The strategic location and connectivity gives the city a unique advantage to pursue business, economic and research ambitions. Karnal’s inclusion in the National Capital Region (NCR) has provided a spurt in the growth and will ensure balanced and harmonious development as per the regional plan. The three strategic pillars for the smart city development are • • •

Strengthening Research & Business identity seeking new avenues Upgrading infrastructure for a futuristic town Responsive Governance

The old GT road from NDRI chowk to Ghanta Ghar Chowk is being proposed as Cultural Corridor. The central business area rejuvenation will facilitate intelligent regeneration of inner city, markets, public spaces and bus stand to create compact, mixed use and sustainable neighbourhood.


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Preference for Area Based Development Program for Karnal Smart City

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10% Mixed Area comprising of old city & sector 14

2085 submissions Ideas, Suggestions, Comments - Round 3 SCP Karnal 1319 submissions Logo Design Contest - Round 3 SCP Karnal 27 submissions Vision for Smart City karnal 21 submissions Paper based Survey 28127 submissions Discussion on changes on SCP Reports


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Bus Stand Interstate Bus terminal is along Old GT Road is being relocated along the new GT Road. This land will be available for redevelopment and can be utilized for institutional, public and commercial uses.

Panchayat Land The land parcel at Ambedkar Chowk and is currently used as a parking for Government Vehicles. A new Conventional Hall is proposed on this land

Old Municipal Corporation Building Old Vegetable Market The MCK oce has been shifted and The Vegetable Market has the old oce premises120 shops on been shifted from inside the all the sides of the complex. The city to along the GT road entire premises will undergo to reduce the congestion redevelopment. caused and presently utilized for parking.

Mughal Canal Market The Mughal Canal market is a redevelopment of abandoned Mughal Canal in Phase 1. Abandoned Mughal Canal has been reclaimed to develop as a commercial area.

Karn Tal Karn Tal has been developed into attractive green space. The Park hosts the statue of “Danveer Karan”, after whom the city is named .

area based development - proposals

Convention Hall 2.35 acre Convention Hall & Public Activity Space

Old Vegetable Market Vending Bus Terminal Redevelopment Zones Redevelopment 3.6 acre 4.2 km 8.5 acre Agritech Exchange Old GT road – 1.3 km City Bus Terminal Pavilion Old Vegetable Market Interpretation Center/ Plaza/Eateries Road – 1.8 km Digital Literacy Center Meerut road – 1.1 km Commercial Exhibition/Promotion/ Parking Creating Platforms Urban Haat Plaza & Night market Smart card for vendors

Cultural Corridor 1.3 km Amphitheatre in Karan Park Streetscape of Old GT Road Landscaping of Ram leela Maidan Musical fountain in Karan Tal Junction redesign of Ghantaghar chowk

Mughal Canal Market BPOS & Public Plaza Meditation park, Children Play area Water Bodies Walking trails, Open gym Parking Ware Houses

Old MCK Redevelopment 2.76 acre Retail Shops Multiplex Parking


area based development (abd) The ABD area being centrally located has a strong connection with citizens of Karnal and is seen as heart of cities commercial and cultural hub. It contains key commercial and retail business, buzzing interstate bus stand, Karn Tal lake, several recreational parks, Ramlila ground and a mix of high end brand showrooms, hotels, hospitals and schools.

vision Karnal aspires to be futuristic NCR town by leveraging its business, research acumen to attract knowledge based enterprises and start up activities.


02 shri mata vaishnodevi shrine board preliminary study report

site - shri mata vaishnodevi temple, jammu, india area - 12 km stretch

The scale of yatra has increased manifold in past ten years and to serve the pilgrims, the Shrine Board has taken a number of steps such as improving the tracks, adding essential physical infrastructure, improving accommodation facilities at Katra, Bhawan and Jammu and putting emphasis on increasing the amenities at Bhawan and along the tracks. All the past steps of Shrine Board have yielded good results and improved the convenience of pilgrims in performing yatra. Yet, these steps have been more spontaneous than strategic and focused on single sector/area of concern. To take informed decisions about the future planning and management of infrastructure, a strategized and integrated attempt is required to absolve different issues. Thus, it is recommended that the Shrine Board move towards the preparation of a comprehensive master plan by bringing together different disciplines to guide the future development in the area under their jurisdiction. Design for integration and optimal utilization of these infrastructure facilities is the key to successful future endeavours of the Shrine Board.


existing building use

conflict/conjestion zone

circulation issue

proposed zoning & circulation


proposed movement corridors


03 local area planning (lap) ward no - 12, gtb nagar ward hospital land development site - gtb nagar ward , new delhi, india area - 30 acre

The major historic event that has the most influence behind today’s GTB Nagar is obviously the history of the Refugee camp. The population and the activities of the area has changed drastically compared to what it was designed for - this is the major disparity between the historic times and the present. Duing the public meeting the main aim was to gain suggestions from the public and understand the ward from their perspective as much as possible. Some methods were adopted to make this process easier. Design objectives • To strengthen the residential character • To Improve publicness & a better relationship between the student population and the residential population • Rejuvenating Najafgarh Nallah area The design focussed on how the hspital land can be used for better oppurtunities of the ward and the city as a whole. The community interaction helped in the development of hospital land which is presently unused.


local area planning - community participation

community participation tools

structure plan


concept development

structure plan

hospital as a city level function strengthening the connection with DU & nallah

commercial & TOD related redevelopment of nallah interface, development along mall road the kingsway avenue and redifining and banda bahadur marg the new connection

improving the residential character improving the publicness of the ward


concept development

open space & nallah

master plan

open space structure

road connections

fucntional structure

contours

existing & proposed green

open space structure

road conections

pedestrian connections

built form & contours


skyline along the street

vision Strengthen the publicness and residential character while improving the interface between the two.


journey through competition

works

Over the past years, participating in competitions has inspired me from time to time. Many projects have been considered for international awards as well as national awards. These projects gave me an idea about how the designs are dealt with, globally. The importance of our own cities need to be established while competing at an international level, this requires deep understanding of the site and its context to come up with a good design.

young planning professional worshop - ISOCARP jakarta & bogor, indonesia singapore institute of planners (sip) awards tis hazari, delhi university of westminster, international design competition - housing design, vijayawada nasa landscape trophy : celebrate the past chandni chowk, old delhi intach student trophy 2013, adaptive reuse mahboob mansion, virasat - e - anjuman, hyderabad memorial for 26/11 tragedy nariman point, mumbai


01 young planning professional worshop - ISOCARP Jakarta, Indoensia site - Jakarta & Bogor, Indonesia area - Dukh Atas Jakarta & Suryakencana Bogor ; 2-3 sq km

THEME OF THE WORKSHOP Planning Beyond Limits – Building Livable Communities 2019 Jakarta Young Planning Professionals’ Workshop contributes to this ambitious agenda with an ambitious programme on Planning Beyond Limits – Building Livable Communities, and uses Jakarta and Bogor as urban laboratories to explore the beyond of metropolises and limitless cities. The first case study area was the Transit-oriented development (TOD) area at Jakarta’s Dukuh Atas. This very central location is the first transit area built by the DKI Jakarta Government. Located at the intersection of three major transport nodes, surrounded by office and retail buildings, surrounded by on one hand a squatter settlement Kampung and on the other hand a high-income historic neighbourhood Menteng. The second case study area is the so-called ‘Chinatown’, known as Jalan Suryakencana of Bogor, a historic corridor of Bogor’s trading activities since the Dutch colonial period which acts also as the backbone of surrounding slum areas.


Saya sudah tinggal di sini sejak lahir, Bogor adalah rumah saya. I have lived here my entire life, Bogor is my home. Masyarakat disini bersahabat dan terbuka People are friendly and welcoming

Ayo bermain di jalanan! We play in the street!

Masyarakat berinteraksi di gang-gang People meeting in the alleyways

Orang Bogor terbaik! People in Bogor are the best!

Anak saya mengajar di universitas My daughter is a lecturer in a university

Anak-anak bermain hujanhujanan di vihara Kids are playing in the rain in a temple


Suryakencana Heritage Suryakencana history is the history of the city of Bogor. For more than 200 years, Suryakencana street has become the center of trading activities in the city of Bogor, as well as a central area for the Indonesian Chinese community. Its culture has grown from generation to generation with this area.

Suryakencana gate as a symbol of cultural unity of the Bogor people:

Suryakencana has become a symbol of pluralism and the unity of the Bogor people. Increasing sentiment between community groups increases the role of Suryakencana as reminder of the unity achieved between cultural differences. This has been proven for hundreds of years by Suryakencana.

1700

The form of a gate that has a Chinese architectural design Kujang above the gate as a symbol of Sundanese culture Tiger statue as a symbol of the kingdom of Pajajaran (Sundanese) Two black and white tiger statues symbolize Yin & Yang belonging to Chinese culture

1800

1900

2000

Street starts as a commercial street. Still functions as a commercial street.

Area began to be known as Chinatown. 1808

1740

Chinese community comes to Bogor. First Chinese settlement was on the 'island'

Colonial government created the 'Post Weg' link from West to East Java (Suryakencana).

1845

Colonial government started to categorize settlements by ethnicity. The area around Post Weg was for people of Chinese ethnicity.

Vision The

3C'

1905

The name the street Handelstraat.

1945

Handelstraat changed to Jalan Perniagaan

1970

The name changed to Suryakencana. The Chinese culture not preserved.

2015

Initiative for the revitalization of the area. The Lawang (gate) was constructed.

Our vision for Suryakencana neighbourhood is to create a culturally sensitive, inclusive and connected space where the local inhabitants can celebrate the diversity of their community and historical heritage.

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Culture

The three underlying themes of the vision are

Culture, Community and Connectivity.

Community

Connectivity

Culture

Community

Connectivity

Dutch - Chinese - Sundanese

Sense Of Community

Structure - 3 Axis

History Of Cultural Frictions

Inherent Pride

Different Neighbourhood

Presently Cohabiting

Friendly & Welcoming

Trade & Residential

Tangible & Intangible Elements

Sustain The Sense Of Community By Opening Spaces For Social Gathering?

Transversial Alleyways

Telling The Story Of Surken & Celebrating Cultural Diversity?

Enhancing The Feeling Of Connectivity Within The Neighbourhood?


landscape urbanism through section

Cross-section

Illustrates the topography of the area and highlights areas of opportunity to connect neighbourhoods, moving from the main street to through the alleyways.

"Kebun" - Community Garden

Offers the local inhabitants a green space with a distinct character and allows for community gardening and gathering. The area can be used for celebrations, happenings, festivals and other activities.

Alleyways

Enhances linkages between areas and invite the pedestrian in a comfortable and safe corridor connecting neighbourhoods. Enhances already existing social encounters.

Staggered Alleys

Allows for serial vision between the main streets. Local “Warung” can be the gathering point within the alleys. Benches, lightning and public art activates the alleys.

Bridge and gateways

Bridges and gateways allows to enhance the entrance to neighbourhoods as well as the “island”. Design of bridge and gateway integrates cultural elements mirroring the communities

Botanical Gardens Walk around these historical botanical gardens that have been existence since 1817. Gateway and Temple The gateway and temple signals the entering into this cultural centre of Bogor. Enjoy the public and religious spaces that encourage pluralism and diversity. Market - Pasar The corridor provides place for local businesses. Visitors and community can shop for local food items. Kebun - Community Garden Multi-religions spaces: The Church A space for the Christian community of the area. Taman Lingkungan - Community Park

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Historical Temple and Open Space The first temple in the area and in the 'island'. The Chinese community first settled in this area. Integrated open space for scenic view by the river and playing space for children. Dutch Clinic This clinic began during the colonial area and is an example of the architecture of that period.

“Taman” - Community parc

Connects neighbourhoods near the parc, offers room for locals to enjoy a break, to meet under a shelter “Saung” or for children to play. This example is at the crossing of the river, incorporating the historical temple on the “island”, the end of an alleyway and a green open space. The heritage trail passes through the area.

Ngariung - Meeting open space Chinese House This house is an example of Chinese architecture in the area. Culinary Experience End your route with an exploration of Sudanese and Chinese food in the area with different restaurants.


02 singapore institute of planners (sip) planning awards 2015

site - tiz hazari, new delhi, india area - 3 sq km

After the Mughals came the British and in 1857 the first war of Independence took place. This land still has the Mutiny Memorial as a reaminder of that historic event. The British set up their White Town here – Civil Lines area formed a part of this land. Along with the British came the Railways. In 1947 after India’s Independence Refugee colonies came in nearby areas. In 1958 the Tis Hazari Court complex came into being. From the Orchards, Garden, Maidan to the Court Complex this piece of land is the very place where layers of Histories Converge …. A piece of land was lying between the Northern Ridge of Delhi and the River Yamuna. One of Asia's oldest and longest major roads - GT Road passed through the area in the 16th century. In 1630 AD a hunting lodge (Kushk-i-Shikar) was made by Firoz Shah Tughluq here. A third century BC Ashokan Pillar, brought from Meerut was also placed by him. In 1639 Shahjahanabad – the walled city of Delhi was formed nearby and this land became ‘Dilli Dehat’ – the suburbs of the main city, full of green orchards.


analysis of tis hazari precinct

open space system

hierarchy of roads

built use

figure ground

concept development


historic tis hazari

design development of blocks urban blocks


public space creation

section

section

across metro station & tis hazari court extension

across commercial spaces, metro station & tis hazari court extension

section across bio diversity park, convention centre, mixed use, commercial plaza & residential development


03 university of westminster international design competition 2013-14 hosing design site - vijayawada, india area - 23 hectare ( competition) & 3 hectare ( academics)

Shortlisted in Top 10 in International Design Competitions

The whole ideology of CLUSTER environment in Urban Village is to promote the social interaction and an energetic neighbourhood. The whole design oversees the play of squares and rectangles. The shifting of adjacent squares and rectangle develops the intermediate spaces between the clusters. Thus generating the elements for interaction and recreation. The EWS and LIG consist mostly of the workers class. They are attached to the earth and have more affinity to the open spaces outside their dwellings. Whereas the MIG and HIG are confined to their private interior spaces. They have surpassed the local traditions through their lifestyle and ideology. This conflict (high rise and low rise) in the neighbourhood confirms a design which is locally relevant and globally competent. Open spaces are regenerated, hence enhancing the lungs (breathing spaces) of the neighbourhood. A healthier neighbourhood goes beyond the reach of sustainability.


site & surroundings

design development ews community mig community lig community hig community service areas commercial institutional health centre green spaces

zoning & land use green spaces

open space structure inner ring road access road primary road secondary road pathways/green walkways

visualisation

road network open parking bus stop ( govt. run) proposed bus route existing bus route

transport facilities

This master plan has been prepared for a international competition organised by university of westminster & nasa. This design has be developed on th basic zoning of functional use, open space structure & road connections. The idea of clusters has been implemented to create vibrant residential and mixed use neighbourhoods.


vision The form and function of the spaces and buildings go in sync with each other. On a contradictory note, it’s not “Form follows Function” or “Function follows Form”, its “Form follows climate”, the cluster environment of Urban Village is a result of the hot-humid climate of Vijayawada.

master plan


04 nasa landscape trophy : celebrate the past chandni chowk nasa landscape trophy 2012 site - chandni chowk, shahjahanabad ( old delhi ), india area - 1 km stretch

Citation First Prize in Landscape Trophy

The original pedestrian character of chandni chowk is to be revived. Traffic diversion from the Town Hall Chowk and Fountain Chowk, and pedestrian design creates environmental friendly solution for the people of the locality. •

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Existing trees are conserved by the emphasis of green carpet around them. Trees are grouped on both sides of the water body by giving central axis to the Red Fort, with respect to the architectural urban planning philosophies of shah jahan. Street furniture is grouped at various intervals around the trees and food stalls. Heritage buildings are emphasised by the absence of trees in front of the façade of the structures. Contemporary design is approached with historical references to the site. Integrated Signage is designed on the basis of local history and landscape, which creates a unified space Signages are contemporary with a touch of historical ornamentation.


charbagh concept & the pedestrain street

proposal of static tram to revive the past experience

shaded plazas in pedestrianised street

public amenities and plazas


vision To revive and rejunivate the pedestrian character of chandni chowk by a pedestrainised street having public plazas with the protection and enhancement of cultural and heritage diversity to be promoted as an essential aspect of human development.


05 intach student trophy 2013 adaptive reuse of mahboob mansion virasat - e - anjuman site - mahboob mansion, hyderbad, india area - 5 acre

First Place in Adaptive Re-Use of Mahboob Mansion

The proposal aims at recreation for all, both active and passive recreation. But targets a set of people, i.e., students, historians, archaeologists, architects, tourists, jockeys, bookies and other bureaucrats. Main objective is to put the building into proper reuse benefit to the society and heritage repairs/ restorations for showcasing our past to present and coming generations. Sun heats the northern faรงade of the building and the rest of the months only heats the southern faรงade. Throughout the year, shadow is casted in north eastern side by the building after 12.00pm. Hence outdoor restaurant is proposed in this area.


site plan

elements of mahboob mansion

elements of mahboob mansion

shadow analysis & generation of shaded recreational spaces

historic places of hyderabad

mahboob mansion

proposed route

intra heritage walk


activity map & floor plans Staff Activity

• Temporary Space for Kitchen • Kitchen & Pantry • Serving • Ticket Counters

basement floor plan

Race eve Activity Visitors Activity Visitors Entrance Activity

• Tourist information Centre(info) • Library • Restaurant / Cafe • Soveniour Shop( Shop) • Muesuem • Race Muesuem • Gallery • Lounge • Toilets

ground floor plan

Race eve Activity

• Jockeys Lounge • Bookies Lounge • Fine Dinning • Lounge • Toilets

first floor plan


city through its

river

Historically cities emerged on the river banks due to heavy dependency on water for various purposes. This relationship between water and the city and in turn with the river gradually increased. Significant riverfronts in the past have contributed to the evolution of early civilizations and human settlements. River captured several imaginations along its front, providing various diverse opportunities. In Indian context, rivers were worshiped and revered to for its religious, cultural and other identities. However, this historic role of the river has given way to modern thinking of river as a waste dumping yard, not for recreation, urban agriculture and so on. I have gone through two academic exercises where I have dealt with Hyderabad - the core historic zone of the city during urban design studio of B.Arch and fringe development along the outer ring road of Hyderabad where the Musi river crosses through villages during the MUD . The diverse experience of riverfront gave me knowledge to deal with varying landscapes.

capital city studio hyderabad wedge study & urban-rural interface musi river front development heritage zone & puranapul stretch


01 capital city studio hyderabad wedge study & urban-rural interface

site - hyderabad along orr & musi, india area - 3 sq km

Caught up between urban sprawl and new development corridor, site oers very interesting challenges and potentials. Site faces issues which are typical to uncontrolled or unmonitored fringe development. Being a fringe and close to ORR site can become a sample for further growth along the ORR. Having all these typicality site also oers some unique conditions. Close proximity with Musi, ORR, and Warangal growth corridor along NH202 and thriving rural character makes site special. Disparity between new IT developments and existing rural landscapes is triggering unbalanced growth trends demanding immediate attention. The urban and rural extension is inspired from the existing rural structure. The design intervention focuses to strengthen the economic base of agrarian comunity and also enhances the quality of rural setting to create a strong identity. The development will also create opportunities for the villagers to continue agriculture despite the development around. This will allow a smooth transition between the rural and the urban.


structure plan - area level

structure plan - site level


structure plan - site level

heavy built up along orr: activiy generator

residential hospital

school

commerce

iconic building

farmers market public areas multiplexes & hospitality

eco tourism

ecological corridor agro and diary based production units bus terminus agro based research centre/institution

village extention

pristine green along musi making an unique event - the intersection of the musi river and orr

musi river


rural extension Create a rural extension inspired/derived from the existing rural structure & to strengthen the economic base of a larger agrarian community


vision Creating a symbiotic urban-rural continuum driven by ecology where development meets nature.


02 musi riverfront development heritage zone & puranapul stretch

site - musi river, hyderbad, india area - 3.5 km stretch

The river has been divided into 3 precincts namely the Ecological Precinct, Heritage Precinct and Metropolitan Precinct by Save Musi Project in 2006. One of the most important stretches running 3.5km from Puranapul to Chadarghar bridge comes under Heritage Precinct. The heritage precinct is a potential area lying in the middle of the other two zones consisting of several monuments and forms of architectural value depicting the tangible culture of Hyderabad and hence enhancing the intangible values of the city right from the ancient times like an identity and symbol. At present due to detoriating behaviour of human activities and threats this symbol is getting corrupted and compromised by various unnecessary factors like pollution , encroachments , usage that completely ensures in endangering the linkage of the river with the city. Hence provisions and purpose to protect this precinct must be strong.


musi riverfront study & analysis The study focuses on presence of immense tangible heritage dated from Qutub Shahi, Asaf Jhahi, British periods to the present times. This creates the pleasing skyline of this entire stretch. Presence of civic historic buildings in this stretch provides an oppurtunity to utilize the area.

One of the most important stretches running 3.5 km from puranapul to Chadarghat Bridge. The stretch consists of several important heritage structures such as osmania hospital, high court, state central library, salarjung museum and many religious forms and institutions. The aesthetic facet of the river will play an important role in its further development.


vision

structure plan

To resuscitate the relation between river and the city by socio-petal, ingenious and persuasive sustainable practices to transform the urban interface of the river and city with solicitude towards ecology, heritage and culture to revive the city’s identity on its water front.

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Redevelopment of Commercial Areas. Allocation and formalization of Jumeraat Bazaar. Making perpendicular access towards the river which opens in a Riverfront Plaza. Proposal of Idol Making Workshop on the riverfront. Pedestrian Bridge connecting the lower level on the other side of the river. Underground Parking Relocation of vegetable market. Redevelopment of Dhobi Ghat. Sewage Treatment Plant under the Dhobi Ghat. Redevelopment of Slum

recreational

recreational

redevelopment of residential area

redevelopment of residential area public - semi public commercial

commercial area ( jumeraat bazaar)

redevelopment of slums

open space stretch towards river

open space institutional

commercial

recreational with cultural activities

dhobi ghat

commercial

recreational

redevelopment of slums

redevelopment of residential area

institutional promenade redevelopment of slums

commercial


Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh


my journey &

interests Throughout my life I have stayed at various places staring from a factory estate to small towns, cities, metropolitan cities, and capital of country. I am passionate about Cities, their architecture and definitely towards the social and cultural value of that place. I always had a keen interest on urban design, planning and architectural language for that specific context. I believe that scale of buildings play a great role in deciding how a space behaves in an urban context. I have handled projects of both architectural and urban design scale which gave me good learning experiences. My passion towards architecture an urban design scale is evolving every time because of the past projects I have handled and I would like to continue the same.

sketch mutiny memorial & orchha


mutiny memorial, delhi


orchha, madhya pradesh


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