A new city spanning 125 acres in North Bangalore, India, has been launched by real estate and infrastructure development company Bhartiya Urban, part of the Bhartiya Group, with major input from Broadway Malyan.
Bhartiya City is the single largest urban development within the limits of any Indian metropolitan area and will provide a mix of residential, retail, hospitality and Special Economic Zone uses, as well school, healthcare and sports facilities, making it the first of its kind in India.
The city is designed to be highly sustainable, with residents set to live in close proximity to workplaces and so-called ‘third spaces’, with the entire city being accessible by foot or bicycle and featuring links to major transport networks by road as well as a potential future rail connection.
The two precincts comprise 460,000m2 of mixed-use development over basement parking and feature six office towers, three hotels, a convention centre, shopping centre, cinema, park and major landscaped areas, as well as Celebration Square, a public performance area that will accommodate 5,000 people.
Broadway Malyan’s appointment also covers the concept residential design for precinct one, comprising 2,400 residential units, as well as place-making, branding, marketing collateral, graphics and way-finding for the entire city.
The design is led by chairman Stuart Rough, director Ian Simpson and associate director Jochum Ledgister and is being delivered by the practice’s design teams in Singapore, Lisbon and Mumbai, and is already under construction.
Rough said: “This project launch is a major chapter for our practice in India, where we opened a permanent office in 2011, and it is testament to our integrated and world-class team of diverse design experts working in close partnership with our visionary client, across a wide range of sector disciplines, to create an inspirational place that will improve the quality of life for many.”
Since the practice opened its Mumbai office in 2011 its teams have been delivering projects across the country including masterplanning, mixed use and hospitality schemes in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and Hyderabad, as well as masterplans for the creation of new communities built around cricket grounds in tier one and two cities.