AMRUTA BADODKAR (241014)SOUMYA SHILPI     (241182)KINJAL TRIVEDI   (241180)NARENDRA SURPNANI(241171)PARIKSHIT THAKUR (2411...
Auroville (City of Dawn) is an : “Experimental" township in Viluppuram district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India,near Po...
What is Auroville ?Auroville is a universal township in the making for a population of up to 50,000 peoplefrom around the...
 Who are the Aurovilians ?They come from some 45 nations, from all age groups (from infancy to over eighty,averaging arou...
PEACE AREA : At the centre of the township, Comprising the Matrimandir & itsgardens, the amphitheatre with the Urnof Hum...
RESIDENTIAL ZONE : The largest of the four city zones.Comprising of 189 hectares. The Residential Zone is bordered by p...
PREAMBLE OF AUROVILLE : Through its Master Plan, Auroville wants to break new ground in settlement-planning a way as to h...
Undesirable trends in urban growth : Good example of establishing rural-urbanlinkages.Concerning village settlements : i...
EXISTING LAND USE :developed area 40% is Residential. Public spaces about 28% Commercial, manufacturing and other econo...
DEMOGRAPHICS : Resident Aurovilians Researchers and students Day-workers for economic and service activities. Casual v...
ECONOMY OF THE TOWNSHIP : Agriculture which includes allied land regeneration efforts, is an important sector ofthe Aurov...
HOUSING :Since Auroville is experimenting with appropriate construction elements,wall materials vary widely from stabiliz...
INFRASTRUCTURE : ROAD NETWORKCar-free Galaxy plan :All areas of the city are within 5 or 6 minutes walking distance from ...
Water Supply: The entire water supply both for drinking and irrigation is dependent onunderground sources.A number of de...
Education:Two primary schools (Transition and Deepanam),Three high schools (Last School, Centre for Further Learning and...
Socio-Cultural Facilities:The most important facilities include the Sri Aurobindo Auditorium at Bharat Nivaswith a sitting...
Education:Two primary schools (Transition and Deepanam),Three high schools (Last School, Centre for Further Learning and...
FROM DUST TO DAWN : SUSTAINABLE APPROACHSOIL & WATER CONSERVATION : Extensive networks of raised earthbanks and ditches c...
 Compressed Earth Blocks (CEBs) that are used like bricks. The presses are robust,using a high compression ratio of 1.83 ...
WASTE WATER TREATMENT : First wastewater recycling solutions : septic tank and soak pit Develop planted filters, also ca...
Auroville is a success story for sustainability. A pioneer in environmental restoration,it has gained international accl...
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Auroville - City Planning

  1. 1. AMRUTA BADODKAR (241014)SOUMYA SHILPI (241182)KINJAL TRIVEDI (241180)NARENDRA SURPNANI(241171)PARIKSHIT THAKUR (241173) NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH
  2. 2. Auroville (City of Dawn) is an : “Experimental" township in Viluppuram district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India,near Pondicherry in South India.Auroville was founded as a project of the Sri Aurobindo Society founded in 1968by Mirra Alfassa(also known as "The Mother") Designed by architect Roger Anger. As stated in Alfassas first public message about the township, "Auroville is meantto be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peaceand progressive harmony, above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. Thepurpose of Auroville is to realize human unity."
  3. 3. What is Auroville ?Auroville is a universal township in the making for a population of up to 50,000 peoplefrom around the world.Where is Auroville?Auroville is located in south India ,in the State of Tamil Nadu (some parts are in theState of Pondicherry), a few kilometers inland from the Coromandel Coast, approx 160kms south of Chennai (previously Madras) and 10 kms north of the town ofPondicherry.How did Auroville begin?The concept of Auroville - an ideal township devoted to an experiment in humanunity. The concept was then put before the Govt. of India, who gave their backing andtook it to the General Assembly of UNESCO. In 1966 UNESCO passed a unanimousresolution commending it as a project of importance to the future of humanity, therebygiving their full encouragement.
  4. 4.  Who are the Aurovilians ?They come from some 45 nations, from all age groups (from infancy to over eighty,averaging around 30), from all social classes, backgrounds and cultures, representinghumanity as a whole. The population of the township is constantly growing, butcurrently stands at around 2,160 people, of whom approx one-third are Indian. THE CITY AREA WITH A RADIUS OF 1.25 KM.  PEACE ZONE  INDUSTRIAL ZONE  INTERNATIONAL ZONE  CULTURAL ZONE  GREEN BELT
  5. 5. PEACE AREA : At the centre of the township, Comprising the Matrimandir & itsgardens, the amphitheatre with the Urnof Human Unity that contains the soil of121 nations and 23 Indian states. And a lake to help create anatmosphere of calm and serenity and toserve as a groundwater recharge area.INDUSTRIAL ZONE : A 109-hectare area to the north of thePeace Area. The Industrial Zone, a zone for "green"industries, is focused on Aurovilles effortstowards a self-supporting township. It will contain small and medium-scale industries, training centers, arts andcrafts, and the citys administration.
  6. 6. RESIDENTIAL ZONE : The largest of the four city zones.Comprising of 189 hectares. The Residential Zone is bordered by parks on the north, south and west.INTERNATIONAL ZONE : A zone of 74 hectares to the west of the Peace Area, Will host national and cultural pavilions, grouped by continents.CULTURAL ZONE : Planned on a 93-hectare area, situated to the east of the Peace Area, The Cultural Zone will be a site for applied research in education and artisticexpression. Facilities for cultural, educational, art and sports activities will be located in thiszone. Green Belt of 1.25 km width. Zone for organic farms, dairies, orchards, forests. Wildlife areas, this belt will act as a barrier against urban encroachment, Provide a variety of habitats for wildlife.Serve as a source for food, timber, medicines etc. and as a place for recreation.
  7. 7. PREAMBLE OF AUROVILLE : Through its Master Plan, Auroville wants to break new ground in settlement-planning a way as to help othercities, which are experiencing high urbanisation trends. Auroville also hopes to demonstrate how urban & rural areas cancomplementarily develop in an integral and holistic way for their mutual benefit andwell-being. We talk about an integrated masterplan, implying here that both city andenvironment are integrally planned for, since Auroville has come to care for itshinterland.
  8. 8. Undesirable trends in urban growth : Good example of establishing rural-urbanlinkages.Concerning village settlements : improved quality in housing, sanitation or quality oflife.Aurovilles approach :The approach of its Master Plan is to create equitable andeconomically sound society.Optimum mix of densities : Aurovilles concept is to build a city that will economizeon land needs by introducing sustainable development approaches.Broad framework :Stages of developing the Auroville Master Plan:Perspective plan (conceptual),Development Plan (details),Annual Plan (Implementation Plan).
  9. 9. EXISTING LAND USE :developed area 40% is Residential. Public spaces about 28% Commercial, manufacturing and other economic activities constitute about 12%.About 13% is under roads and streets serving both urban and non-urban uses.Developed areas : Village settlements : Six village settlements within the Auroville township area. Auroville Communities: At present there are 95 Auroville residential communities. The Commercial area in the Township includes retail services .The Manufacturing use includes about 100 large and small manufacturing andprocessing units. Public and Semi-Public uses include amenities such as schools, health facilities, services and utilities.Administrative and Institutional uses include centre(Bharat Nivas) & Auroville Foundation offices.Recreational uses : few playgrounds,centre field.
  10. 10. DEMOGRAPHICS : Resident Aurovilians Researchers and students Day-workers for economic and service activities. Casual visitors and tourist.AGE GROUP % 0-14 19.6215-19 6.5220-24 5.9925-29 8.6230-39 18.3040-49 20.2850-59 15.0160+ 5.66
  11. 11. ECONOMY OF THE TOWNSHIP : Agriculture which includes allied land regeneration efforts, is an important sector ofthe Auroville economy.100 small and medium manufacturing units : computer software, electronic andengineering products, equipment used in alternate and appropriate technologies suchas windmills, solar lanterns and heaters, and biogas systems.Cottage type industries producing a wide range of products such as garments, candleand incense products, printing, food processing, etc.Setup : renewable energy and appropriate building materials.research and training activities :
  12. 12. HOUSING :Since Auroville is experimenting with appropriate construction elements,wall materials vary widely from stabilized earth blocks and rammed earth to fired bricksImplications in terms of design and materials, of reduction in energy consumption,and adoption of eco-friendly practices.
  13. 13. INFRASTRUCTURE : ROAD NETWORKCar-free Galaxy plan :All areas of the city are within 5 or 6 minutes walking distance from the Crown Road.The outer ring road could take motorised traffic and connect with centralised parking areas there.Onward travel would be BY bicycle .Pedal-power within the city proper: Inside the outer ring road area, transport ofpeople and goods would be by pedal-power(there will be a network of pleasant cycle andwalking paths) and electric-powered vehicles.Parking at outer ring-road : The outer ring road willbe large storage yards for accommodating supplies whileawaiting dispatch into the city.
  14. 14. Water Supply: The entire water supply both for drinking and irrigation is dependent onunderground sources.A number of deep wellsExtensive water management research and application.Sewerage and Sanitation:Consisting of septic tanks, Imhoff tanks, baffle reactors, and root zone and lagooningsystems.Power:About 150 houses use solar PV electricityand heaters for their energy requirements. The power distribution of around 600consumer connections is carried througha system of 28 distribution transformers.
  15. 15. Education:Two primary schools (Transition and Deepanam),Three high schools (Last School, Centre for Further Learning and After School) forchildren residing in Auroville.The Sri Aurobindo International Institute forEducational Research (SAIIER), an organisationestablished in 1984, co-ordinates the multi-facetededucational and cultural activities in Auroville.Health:The Auroville Health Centre, serves the community.Tourist Infrastructure:Visitors and tourists consists of information centres,guest houses, and the Visitors Centre.Recreation:The township has presently four play fields for various outdoor sports, such as tennis,football, volleyball and badminton, and a gymnasium and indoor sports facilities.
  16. 16. Socio-Cultural Facilities:The most important facilities include the Sri Aurobindo Auditorium at Bharat Nivaswith a sitting capacity of 840 persons. Workshops and recitals of both traditional andmodern dance, drama and music are regularly held.Spiritual Centre: The Matrimandir, the spiritual as well as the physical centre ofAuroville, is in the Mothers words, "the symbol of the Divines answer to mansaspiration for perfection, union with the Divine manifesting in a progressive humanunity". The Matrimandir is a place of silence and concentration.
  17. 17. Education:Two primary schools (Transition and Deepanam),Three high schools (Last School, Centre for Further Learning and After School) forchildren residing in Auroville.The Sri Aurobindo International Institute forEducational Research (SAIIER), an organisationestablished in 1984, co-ordinates the multi-facetededucational and cultural activities in Auroville.Health:The Auroville Health Centre, serves the community.Tourist Infrastructure:Visitors and tourists consists of information centres,guest houses, and the Visitors Centre.Recreation:The township has presently four play fields for various outdoor sports, such as tennis,football, volleyball and badminton, and a gymnasium and indoor sports facilities.
  18. 18. FROM DUST TO DAWN : SUSTAINABLE APPROACHSOIL & WATER CONSERVATION : Extensive networks of raised earthbanks and ditches called ‘bunds’ were placedalong the contours of the land, along with a series of earth check dams andcatchment ponds.Work units ‘Palmyra’ and ‘Water Harvest’ are currently targeting the rehabilitationof an ancient network of community catchment tanks that once covered the land, inan attempt to recharge the aquifers, prevent saltwater intrusion and conserve waterfor irrigation .REFORESTATION :12 MILLION TREES PLANTED IN 30 YEARS.As the vegetation has grown themicroclimate has changed.
  19. 19.  Compressed Earth Blocks (CEBs) that are used like bricks. The presses are robust,using a high compression ratio of 1.83 with 13.5 metric tons (15 tons) available force,and produce up to 1,000 accurate blocks per day of adjustable height and shape(including hollow strong, enduring and also simple to learn how to use. Auroville mostly uses ferrocement for water tanks,roof materials and biogas plants.RENEWABLE ENERGY :total of around 250kw ofelectricity producing solar panels are installedSolar Kitchen : The solar concentrator that generatesenough steam to cook for 2,000 people a day .Aureka’s efficient and successful multi-blade windmill.20 biogas digesters used.
  20. 20. WASTE WATER TREATMENT : First wastewater recycling solutions : septic tank and soak pit Develop planted filters, also called constructed wetlands or Root zone treatment systems. Effective Microorganism (EM) technology .
  21. 21. Auroville is a success story for sustainability. A pioneer in environmental restoration,it has gained international acclaim for innovative developments inappropriate technology, sustain-able agriculture and rural regeneration. A flagship community of the ecovillage movement. Auroville has received unanimous endorsement from UNESCO as a‘city the earth needs’ and been commended by such notables as thePresident of India, the Dalai Lama and HRH Prince of Wales.
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