Sharkej/Gandhinagar Highway Railway Bridge
The site is separated from the urban context by the presence of two important infrastructures, a highway and a railway line, both also clearly defining the limits of the place.
The resulting autonomy of the site becomes suitable for the proposition of a self referent urban structure.
Single storey buildings are geometrically organized around a void. According to the dimension of this open air space, it get different connotations ranging from domestic courtyard, collective playground, park to central square.
An existing water tank in a tower acts as a landmark. Its position gives significance to the biggest of the sequential voids.
site area 260'000 m²
housing units 1'680
density 320 inhabitants/ha
CEPT University, Centre for Environmental Planning
and Technology of Ahmedabad
Status: School Project
Location: Ahmedabad, IN