Introduction
“The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul”.

At Sasi Creative School of Architecture, the operative word is CREATIVE. The endeavour to kindle and nurture this innate creativity in students is what separates and distinguishes our institution. Edward de Bono, the creator of the term Lateral Thinking said “Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things differently”. Our motive is to step away from general perception and visualise things in a different perspective and light, while pondering “Why not?”.

Our Vision

We all share a dream of living in a better India – a developed nation, full of opportunities and one that acknowledges every individual citizen; a Nation of Smart and Sustainable Cities and Villages. What could be the possibilities? This question was the driving force behind the idea of creating a radical thought as ‘Urban Vision for India’ – a project that is the first of its kind in the Nation.

About The Project
Process

The project was enabled by multiple field surveys and numerous interactions with the local citizens in order to understand activities, spaces and human responses, as an evolution through time.

The enthusiastic students were split into 8 teams to observe and analyse Race Course in various aspects such as documenting the History and Evolution, Ecology and Landscape, Urban Morphology and Functional Structures, Transportation and Infrastructure, Housing, Society and Culture, Futuristic Technologies, and Streetscape and Sensory studies. This was studied and analysed to discern and comprehend its radical transformation over the years, right from its inception to its present state.

After the conclusion of extensive research and analysis, the student researchers arrived at eight justified development models as visions for Race Course in the year 2035. Using the data gleaned from the past and the present, the needs and aspirations of the city’s urban core future was created as holistic design proposals.

Idea

Spearheaded by the visionary faculty team of Architect and Urban Planners and the dedicated students at SCSA, the objective of this project was to envision the Race Course area of Coimbatore in the future, as a Responsive and Sustainable Urban Core. Urban core such as Race Course when developed to its best potential will act as Urban Catalyst and impact positive transformation and facilitate development of neighbouring regions and other cores in Coimbatore.

Inspiration

The essence of this redevelopment rests on the cohesion of three fundamental aspects of the city: Future, Nature and Culture, as envisioned in the Seoul declaration during the World Architects Congress titled “Soul of the City” held at South Korea recently.

Proposals
The design proposals were evolved and developed through various stages of 2-dimensional and 3- dimensional visualisation and physical models. With the guidance and insight of the faculty research team, the designs were reviewed and adapted to bring sustainable solutions while resolving the underlying issues and assessing scope for future development potential.
Zone 1

Mixed Use Development.

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Zone 2

Integrated Administrative Hub.

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Zone 3

Green Urban Core.

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Zone 4

Transit-Oriented Development.

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Zone 5

Sustainable Commercial Hub.

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Zone 6

Futuristic Recreation Zone.

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Zone 7

Culture Experiential Neighbourhood.

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Zone 8

Futuristic Learning Environment.

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Conclusion
With the help of experts and other external reviewers, and the proposals are currently being extremely vetted and curated.
Realizing that this is now need of the hour for India, as a series of research papers about this project and its culmination is process of being published for the benefit of the society.

Join in this People’s Movement for a better India.

Patron: Rajdeepan Swaminathan
Research Team: Ar.Mohammed Ali Sharieff, Ar.Shridhar PS, Ar.Chandrakanth, Ar.Raaghav Chenthur, Ar.Anupriya JV and 39 IX Semester B.Arch students.
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SASI CREATIVE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, COIMBATORE

Research Team: Ar.Mohammed Ali Sharieff, Ar.Shridhar PS, Ar.Chandrakanth, Ar.Raaghav Chenthur, Ar.Anupriya JV and 39 IX Semester B.Arch students.

LET’S MAKE INDIA A BETTER PLACE

At Sasi Creative School of Architecture, the operative word is CREATIVE. The endeavour to kindle and nurture this innate creativity in students is what separates and distinguishes our institution.

Phone: +91 99444 20027
Email: info@urbanvisionofindia.com
Website: www.urbanvisionofindia.com

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