Project: Emerald Garden township Location: Swaroop Nagar, Kanpur Area: approx 40 acres Master planning: DP Architects of Singapore Services consultant: AECOM Structure design consultant: TPC Landscape consultant: Integral Designs
The cluster of the Iconic tower is the feature element and is conceived as a classical elliptical shape, lending itself to flowing peripheral balconies. Manifesting as a sleek 100-m high cylindrical tower with an expansive view of the Ganges and the Kanpur urban-scape, the resulting form enjoys stunning views of the greenery.
An elevated plinth envelope wraps around the towers and acts as a stilt area. Extending as a multifunctional space at some places, this adds fluidity and flexibility in the design. The patios flow through the clubhouse leading from entrance lobby of individual towers and wind through the club spaces all the way up to the swimming pool. The landscape is conceptualized as a whole instead of individual patches, thereby wrapping the towers around the central green. Impeccable design, finest global fittings and finishes, fire safety measures, earthquake-resistant construction, disabled-friendly common spaces and bathrooms and advanced security systems are its unique features. Peripheral walls are constructed to prevent water seepage, better insulation and safety. A large vehicle-free podium area adds to the secure environs.