The de­sign strat­egy

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The in­ter­sec­tion is used by peo­ple for var­i­ous rea­sons rang­ing from peo­ple head­ing to work to school chil­dren to peo­ple tak­ing evening walks. It is also a space for com­mu­nity gather­ing for el­derly peo­ple A seat­ing space has also been in­cor­po­rated in the mass it­self such that the di­vider trans­forms it­self into a seat which can house 4 to 5 peo­ple at a time. The ar­chi­tec­turally ex­posed struc­tural steel was our first choice since struc­tural steel is not only su­per-strong and durable but can be used in in­no­va­tive ways, turn­ing the ev­ery­day into some­thing quite trans­for­ma­tional the main struc­tural sys­tem is mainly of steel. De­tailed draw­ings of each sec­tion were given to en­sure the smooth­ness of the curved sur­face. A sec­tional pro­file was fab­ri­cated and placed at ev­ery 500 mm and then the pro­files of stain­less steel were clad on the ribbed frame­work which were bent from the en­tire 3 axis as per the de­sign and welded at ev­ery joint. These sec­tions were al­most 200 in num­ber to en­sure the mor­phol­ogy was formed with­out kinks. This process was much faster com­pared to us­ing brick work and Ce­ment with shut­ter­ing.

Since the struc­ture is by the road, we tai­lored steel to meet our spec­i­fi­ca­tions, giv­ing a fi­nal prod­uct that will be de­pend­able for a very long time. Since the foot­path is lo­cated at a ma­jor traf­fic junc­tion we had to ac­commo date a lot of ser­vices and elec­tri­cal points for MCGM. All the points were main­tained and we also re­placed the man holes with new FRP ones for longer and sturdy use and re­li­a­bil­ity.

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