Naya Raipur is the new planned capital city of the state of Chhattisgarh. Planned on a Greenfield site 20 km to the southeast of current Raipur city, Naya Raipur is the 6th capital city to be planned and designed for an Indian state. This large and complex project presented a unique opportunity to the multidisciplinary professional teams to plan and conceive a new city as a functioning, integrated system responding to a complex brief of factual, symbolic, aspirational and contextual issues associated with a new state capital.
Madhup Mazumdar, Principal – Landscape Architect at Design Accord Consultants, and his team at Design Accord was involved in the Landscape Design & development of two landmark projects in the Salt Lake City area of Kolkatta, namely the Millenium City and the Technopolis. He shares his expert opinion on the growth of the IT sector in Kolkatta and the nuances of Landscape design involved in developing the landscape in these projects.
Some excerpts, …
” Kolkata, of late, has become a fast growing IT destination putting the Salt Lake City Sector-V, prominently into the IT map of the country. The changing urban character is amply evident in this part, which is a complete departure from the mundane urban locales usually associated with the city. Glitzy towers, modernist forms, designed urban spaces, planted avenues and good infrastructure are attracting the IT majors of the country to invest aggressively in the eastern zone….. “