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Vocabulary of urban design

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Vocabulary of urban design

  1. 1. VOCABULARY OF URBAN DESIGN
  2. 2. URBAN SPRAWL Development of existing village like BORIJ,INDRODA,PALEJ,VAVOL, DHOLA KUVA etc have dual purpose of development They are now having many of the multistoried towers as most of the lands occupied by the 30 sectors could just be open green field THESE VILLAGES ARE NOW DEVELOPING INFASTRUCTURE TO SUPPORT NEW POPULATION OF THE CITY.
  3. 3. SIZE FACTORS DETERMINING THE SIZE OF THE CITY • PHYSICAL EXTENT OF THE CITY-It has an area of 649 km².The district includes Gandhinagarwith three Suburbs - Chandkheda, Motera, Adalaj. The four tehsils are - Gandhinagar, Kalol INA, Dahegam and Mansa - and 216 villages. • THE NUMBER OF HABITANT OF THE CITY- a population of 1,334,455 ACCORDING TO 2001 CENSUS.
  4. 4. DENSITY FACTORS DETERMINING DENSITY OF THE CITY • No of people /sq. mile • Building floor area in a given section • No of houses /acre or sq.mile • Automobile population THE DENSITY OF GANDHINAGAR IS 1,100 sq mile.
  5. 5. Urban pattern The layout of the city is done a GRID PATTERN.  The city has been divided into 30 rectangular sectors of 75 hectare each.  Ech sector would accommodate 7,000 people and will have all the basic amenities in itself.  8 categories of plots were laid ranging from 135sq/mts to 1600 sq/mts.  Each sector had a heirarcy of about of about four categories of private plots and government quarters to achieve a balanced social and economic structure.
  6. 6. Street pattern
  7. 7. BEAUTIFUL ROUND ABOUTS AT INTERSECTION OF ROADS AT RIGHT ANGLES
  8. 8. Streets were planted with trees to provide shade as the climate type is hot and dry.
  9. 9. URBAN TEXTURE CORSE AND UNEVEN TEXTURE- MIXTURE OF BUILDING AND PLOTS OF VAROUS SIZES. THE CITY HAS VARIOUS DIFFERENT SIZE OF PLOTS DEPENDING UPON THEIR USAGE
  10. 10. ELEVATION OF THE GOVERNMENT OFFICE DIFFERENT HEIGHT CAN BE EASILY SEEN
  11. 11. URBAN GRAIN • IT IS THE DEGREE OF FINESS AND COARSENESS IN AN URBAN AREA. • FINE GRAIN- - small building and small projects. • Coarse Grain- large building and large plots.

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