DILLI HAAT- INA
CASE STUDY-LIVE SONALI PARASHAR
School Of Architecture
A. AIM AND OBJECTIVE
C. LOCATION AND ACESSIBILITY
3. SLOPE/LEVEL DIFFERNCE
7. HEIGHT OF BUILDING STRUCTURES
9. CLIMATIC RESPONSE
10. UNAUTHORISED STALLS
12. BUILT OPEN RELATIONSHIP
14. TYPES OF DISPLAYS
15. TYPE OF STRUCTURE FOR DISPLAYS
16. OPEN AIR THEATRE
17. FOOD STALLS
18. PERMANENT SHOP
19. PLAY AREA
A-AIM AND OBJECTIVE
• To study the variety of displays in a haat.
• To study the circulation and the services provided.
• To study the traffic management within and outside the haat.
• To study the various types of temporary as well as permanent structures
• To study the requirements of the haat.
• To study the sizes of the stalls and other structures.
• To finalize the requirements through the case study.
DILLI HAAT is a project of Delhi tourism and New Delhi municipal corporation. It provides an ambience
of a traditional village market for more contemporary needs. It provides a synthesis of craft, food ,
and cultural activities.
DILLI HAAT is not just a market place; it has been visualized as a showpiece of traditional Indian culture-
a forum where rural life and folk art are brought closer to an urban business.
These shops change hands every 15 days and therefore provide opportunity to the visitors with a
different set of shops periodically and therefore motivates them to keep revisiting again and again .
It provides encouragement to need artists and serves as an outlet centre for them .
A small food court which brings a variety of cuisines of different states together.
C-LOCATION AND ACESSIBILITY
LOCATION - Kidwai Nagar, opposite INA market, NEW DELHI.
DATE OF COMPLETION- DECEMBER, 1993
CLIENT- DELHI TOURISM & MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OF DELHI.
ARCHITECT- PRADEEP SACHDEVA, DESIGN ASSOCIATES, NEW
SITE AREA- 6 ACRES, APPROX. 100M x 300M
BUILT UP AREA- 3190 SQ M
SITE DIM.-100 x 300 M
GROUND COVERAGE - 12%
NEAREST METRO STATION-INA
NEAREST BUS STOP-INA
fig1 Dilli Haat: Location Map
• an entrance plaza, raised to block vehicular access and bring a new spatial identity for pedestrian
circulation and ticketing services for entry to Dilli Haat.
• It is followed by a linear spine of movement flanked by stalls on both sides in cluster patterns
showcasing the local and the regional crafts of India.
• Space syntax tools have been used to study the interaction between the spatial configuration and
public movement in this spatial typology in an urban context.
The three most popular ways of analysing a street network are INTEGRATION, CHOICE AND DEPTH
•INTEGRATION measures how many turns have to be made from a street segment to reach all other
street segments in the network, using shortest paths. If the number of turns required for reaching all
segments in the graph is analyzed, the analysis is said to measure integration at radius 'n'. The first
intersecting segment requires only one turn, the second two turns and so on. The street segments
that require the fewest turns to reach all other streets are called 'most integrated' and are usually
represented with hotter colors, such as red or yellow.
• The CHOICE measure is easiest to understand as a 'water-flow' in the street network. Imagine that
each street segment is given an initial load of one unit of water, which then starts pours from the
starting street segment to all segments that successively connect to it. Each time an intersection
appears, the remaining value of flow is divided equally amongst the splitting streets, until all the
other street segments in the graph are reached. For instance, at the first intersection with a single
other street, the initial value of one is split into two remaining values of one half, and allocated to
the two intersecting street segments. Moving further down, the remaining one half value is again
split among the intersecting streets and so on. When the same procedure has been conducted using
each segment as a starting point for the initial value of one, a graph of final values appears. The
streets with the highest total values of accumulated flow are said to have the highest choice values.
• DEPTH DISTANCE is the most intuitive of the analysis methods. It explains the linear distance from
the center point of each street segment to the center points of all the other segments. If every
segment is successively chosen as a starting point, a graph of accumulative final values is achieved.
The streets with lowest Depth Distance values are said to be nearest to all the other streets.
SPACE SYNTAX USE IN DILLI HAAT
• The connectivity analysis of the axial map of Dilli Haat shows that the street corresponding to the
first half of central spine from entrance has the highest values of connectivity but comparatively
smaller values of integration to the overall system. This is by virtue of its linear character which
supports its function as a shopping street.
• In comparison, the latter half of the central spine with a nearer value in connectivity has very high
value of integration as it is well integrated into the network of food zones on both sides.
• The food zones that flank as networks on both sides of the spine after the round about has a
medium level of visual connectivity and integration. The lower most portion of the site has lesser
integration levels due to its visual discontinuity. This is visible through in-situ observation.
• Space syntax tools further reveals the underlying properties of the spatial configuration of Dilli Haat.
It has a strong potential to illustrate how urban spaces and their configurations can translate into
positive public value.
Axial Map Analysis Showing The Measure Connectivity
Most Integrated Pathways
Least Integrated Pathways
• The site is polygon with 4 sides
• The site has 2 main entries and exits
• Gate number 1 is approx 10m wide with one pedestrian entry with security check point,other 2 for
special occasion entrance .Vehicular entry is prohibited
• Approx 3 m wide space is used for theme display at the entrance.
• Has only one exit 1.2 m wide.
• includes an entrance plaza,approx 10mx30m raised to block vehicular access and bring a new spatial
identity for pedestrian circulation and ticketing services for entry to Dilli Haat.
• Consist of ticket counter of 10mx2.5m approx with 4 ticket booth 1.2 m wide each,an entrance gate
1.2m wide,an atm of union bank 1.8mx2.4m on the left side and an atm of pnb of 3mx2.4m on right
Gate no-1 from aurobindo marg
figure showing the
shape of site
Ticket booth with atm
Atm of pnb
• Gate number 2 is approx 7m wide. Consist of one
pedestrian entry 1.2 m wide and vehicular entry 4
• Used as service gate.
• Consist of ticket counter 3m wide.
• Attached with a courtyard and administration
block of app.10mx3m.
• Gives a direct passage to the stage.
Gate no-2 from maharaja agrasen marg
• Consist of 2 offices of 5mx5m
of dilli tourism for enquiry purposes.
• Supported with security check in
of 2mx2m .
• Attached with administration dept.
• consist of 2 parking
• around 90 car parking –visitors and
• around 150 two wheeler parking
• Level difference of 0.6m,0.9m,1.5m is seen
0.6 m level difference
• security check in of 2mx2m at the entrance.
• Cctv placed at various locations.
• Guards at every entrance.
plan of Delhi haat , ina , new Delhi.
GROUND COVERAGE - 12%
• From the entrance to the end of the complex , the circulation is entirely pedestrian.
• By the use of ramps and steps , lots of levels have been created to define buildings more distinctly.
• Circulation in front of shops is through a verandah covered arcade 1.5 m wide.
• The spaces also get varied character because
the plaza changes character from a large
entrance plaza to an oblong open space.
• 2 Service entrance has been
provided on the periphery.
8-HEIGHT OF BUILDING STRUCTURES
•Most of the buildings in this complex are single storey.
•3M height is provided in most of structures.
•store room is of double storey height that is 6M.
•An admin office is also double storey.
admin officeFig 27
• Evolved from an open left over space with storm water drain, garbage dump and a line of
some vegetation, Dilli Haat has emerged as an active and engaging public space with an over
growing demand and high footfalls.
• The chosen site of 100 x 300m comprised of a 23m wide storm water drain (‘Nallah’ in local
language), a garbage dumping ground often used for outdoor defecation and sanitation
• Along the site were number of trees lining both sides of the drain, giving it a linear flowing
character but with an identity of a left over space.
• It witnesses up to 7000 people on weekends or holidays and about 3000 on weekdays.
•A belt of trees like neem and peepal surrounding complex serves as an effective natural filters for
dust and for the chemical discharge that pollutes the atmosphere.
•Due to presence of trees the temperature remains comfortable.
•Bamboo shades have been provided in food plaza as well as in arcade.
Dilli Haat Current growth pattern of Informal Shops marked in red ,
•the landscape of the area incorporates colorful flowering shrubs and trees thus the entire complex is in
harmony with the environment.
the verandah of shops have creepers put in tendrils.
•the vegetation at delhi haat are:
Fig 30 Fig 31
Fig 35Fig 34
• kota stone flooring.
• Stone flooring
• brick flooring to
provide a village look.
• Marbles used for
• Well alike space to provide
kota stone flooring
natural stone flooring
Fig 36 Fig 37
13-BUILT OPEN RELATIONSHIP
• the entire haat is made in such a way that all the spaces intermingle with each other also having easy
• Built up is 12% of the total area.
• built up area- 3190 SQ M
• After every queue of stalls there is a courtyard providing an open space.
• The food zones that flank as networks on both sides of the spine after the round about has a medium level of
visual connectivity and integration and open space.
Built up area
15-TYPE OF STRUCTURE FOR DISPLAYS
Masonry and timber
beam structure Fibre sheet framed
Fig 48 Fig 49
Bamboo roof structure
16-OPEN AIR THEATRE
• The oat doesn’t
consist of permanent
whereas an open
space is provided for
• Stage is circular in
shape of app.5-6m
• Consist of 3 green
rooms at the back of
RICHLY CARVE STAGE
REAR WALL-GREEN ROOMSREAR WALL-GREEN ROOMS
Fig 53RICHLY CARVE STAGE
•Consist of a meeting room for
foreign delegates as well as internal
•Size app. Of 3mx7m.
•Used for events discussions and for
vip waiting area
• Consist of multi cuisine food stalls from different state of the country.
• Sizes of 4.8mx5m,3mx4m etc.
Different cuisine stalls and their seating spacesFig 55
Fig 58 Fig 59 Fig 60
• Consist of a dmrc permanent shop of 10mx5m.app.
Display within the shop 2mwide Reception of the shopFig 63
Display within the shop
• The haat consist children play
area at the end of the haat. App 25x10m.
View of play court
View of play court
View of play court
Gas supply via pipelines to
every food stall’s kitchen
Gas supply line with meter
Gas supply line with meter
electricity supply through generators in generator room
Fig74 Fig 75 Fig 76
Fig 77 Fig 78
1. separate male and female washroom(7x3m each app)
2. Provided at periphery to avoid the foul smell.
3. User is kept in mind like separate washroom is
there for physically handicap people.
Entrance to washrooms
•Drinking water is provided near
Atm of pnb
Atm of union bank
• Green space is provided at relevant spaces.
• Consist of many negative spaces which are a place of dust collection.
• Unauthorised stalls have been setup.
• The spine concept is used very efficiently.
• Location of drinking water is not appropriate i.e. near to the washrooms.
• Number of ramps to reach different level are less are at far distances.
• Not all service entries are used.
• The placement system of stalls is convincing.
• the decorations enhance the beauty of the place.
• An entrance plaza, raised to block vehicular access and bring a new spatial identity for pedestrian
circulation is a very special feature.
• Every kitchen has its own gas and water supply.
• Every food stall has different style of seating and shade.
• The paved area seems monotonous which can be improved.
• Temporary stalls structure can be improvised.
• Services are not maintained properly.
• Security is compromised of the place.