A sustainably driven smart city development in India has reached a significant milestone with the topping out of the first phase of the development.
Bhartiya City is a 126 acre site located in Bengaluru. The masterplan comprises eight precincts, which will mix residential, public, commercial, leisure and retail zones supported by a range of infrastructure including schools, hospitals and transport links.
Broadway Malyan has been working with developer Bhartiya Urban to translate its vision to deliver an inspirational city development into an effective masterplan aimed at creating a clear sense of place and improved quality of life for people. The firm was appointed to deliver the concept residential design for District 1, which comprises interconnected towers offering 2,400 residential units. A variety of configurations have been provided ranging from one to three bedrooms.
These buildings will be complemented by a range of community facilities including a resident’s clubhouse and sporting facilities such as tennis and basketball courts and a jogging track. A shopping mall, convenience stores, spa, two swimming pools and extensive park and gardens will be delivered in the second phase of the scheme. This phase will also see the inclusion of an entertainment and leisure tower on the corner of the site, which will add further amenities including a signature restaurant.
Ankit Kamboj, associate director at Broadway Malyan, said: “Each tower is connected by a sky garden at the 17th floor which will enable the residents to move between the different buildings and share community spaces.
“This, along with the central park, provides a large amount of green space; nearly 70% of Bhatiya City is dedicated to public realm. This thinking has even been taken to the design objectives for the roads; tree-lined avenues are core to the plans and provide a barrier to traffic improving safety, health and wellbeing.”
Broadway Malyan has also designed Districts 2 and 3, which form the city centre. This includes the architectural concept and schematic design, retail interior design, landscape design and public realm strategy. The two precincts comprise 460,000 sqm of mixed-use development, featuring six office towers, three hotels, a convention centre, shopping centre with a mix of retail styles, food courts, cafes and restaurants, cinema, park and major landscaped areas, as well as Celebration Square; a public performance area with capacity for 5,000 people.
A major factor of the design is the integration of public spaces. Walkways and cycle paths will seamlessly link the various elements of the scheme and a pedestrianised grand promenade will include fountains and green spaces, creating a destination within the development.