The proposal is part of an Architectural design competition organized by the Government of India for the development of Smart city, Bhopal. The site is located adjacent to Dushehra Maidan and Palash Residency, having an area of 1,50,000 Sq.Ft. Dushehra Maidan is generally used for festival events and exhibitions.
The design intent was to develop an icon for the city of Bhopal, where residential, commercial offices and a shopping centre could be accommodated at one place. Each of these zones are further segregated and have separate entry points.
Shopping centre is towards the road junction. Internally it has a skylight atrium and retail shops around it. Office spaces are planned on stepped terraces. These offices get the open terrace area for leisure activities. Residential units are also planned on the stepped terraces carved out from the conceived staggered form. Dedicated open space for residential and office use is provided on the ground level.
The external walls are designed as staggered wall surfaces allowing natural light to penetrate inside the building and also creating multiple planes. These planes create a play of sunlight and shadow throughout the day, as the orientation of the complete building is not specific to any specific direction. The geometry of the building plays an important role in creating the effects of light and shadow, throughout the day.
Built-up area: 2,75,000 Sq.Ft.
Location: Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh