|Venue for Transparence 2014 : February 27th 2014
Hindustan University, Chennai
|Swadheet Chaturvedi, VIPUL JAIN, Aditya Singh - SPA,Bhopal|
|National Runner Up I|
|Prasanna Purohit, Supriya Dongre, Gaurav Suryavanshi - IPS Academy School of Architecture Indore|
|National Runner Up II|
|VISHUS NARAYANAN N, FIDAL ROSHI - SPA Vijayawada|
|Bin Sayeed Bakhti - Bangladesh University|
With increased pressure in Indian cities, governments are implementing metro services as part of their long range planning. While metro stations are often designed in idea of relieving pressure on the already congested roads, they could also serve a vital role in the wellbeing of its patrons and the city.
The aim is to create life around an already busy metro station. How there can be so much more to the station than just the platforms!
- Site area: 7486.5 sq.m
- Maximum Built-up Area could range between 3500 sq.m – 4500 sq.m. This excludes the area of the Metro Station itself
- Location: New Delhi – you could choose a specific location in New Delhi
- The direction of the metro line has been indicated in the plan.
- Maximum Ground coverage: 40%
- Maximum FAR: 2
- Maximum Height : 15 m
- Setbacks – as applicable in the location that you have chosen
- Can propose only one basement floor
- Minimum equivalent car space (ECS) : 600
* Please note that these are the only bye laws to be followed for the given problem. Ignore any resemblance to any existing location; you may locate the site in any neighbourhood in Delhi and define the context for yourself.
This is a 3 part problem:
- Placing the metro station on site
- You would need to first select a location in Delhi for the Metro Terminal, thereby defining acontext based on the location
- You are to create a space on site for the metro station itself
- This will be of area around 2500 sq.m
- Please note that you only have to demarcate the given area anywhereon site where you think it will work best,and not actually design the metro station itself
- However, the entries and exit points of the public using the station needsto be clearly markedout. The circulation into and out of the station needsto be indicated and taken intoconsideration whiledesigning the restof the spaces
- Innovative Approach to Metro Station.
- Space for cultural activity (E.g.: Open Air Theatre/ auditoriums/ exhibition spaces/ library)
- Police and Security Emergency Response Center that can be made operational quickly in the event of a national emergency.
- Emergency Health Center that can be set up in the event of an emergency. These centers should be able to be setup quickly to move sections of population through operational metro stations in the city to emergency relief centers distributed throughout the metro network.
- Child Care Center and some preschool functions
- Facilities like - renting of cycles, gym, emergency response centre, medical centre etc.
- Day to day needs (E.g.: grocerystores, repair stores etc.)
- Leisure activity (E.g.: Shopping, food courts, gaming zones, children’s play area etc.)
- Encouraging the use of Public Transport:
Providing of adaptable and flexible spaces in the metro station that will serve as a link between the commuters and the neighborhood. Provide for a minimum of 3 such innovative spaces at the metro station with at least one from the list of examples given below. The choice of these spaces will be determined by where in Delhi you choose to locate the terminal.
Note: Keeping in mind the paucity of space in today’s times, explore the possibility of designing multifunctional and dynamic spaces.
A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It’s where the rich use public transportation Gustavo Petro, the Mayor of Bogota, Columbia
Explain how you, as an architect, through your design, have made your contribution, and have helped encourage the use of Public Transport?
Hence, you need to choose a location; locate the station component by an outline; define the entries and exits to the station; arrive at the building area program, develop the design and explain the same through drawings.
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