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Asiad Village!!

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Shivani Madhavan

on 16 May 2011

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Asiad Village This was build for the accommodation of the participants for Asian Games Village held in 1982 in New Delhi-India Architect - Raj Rewal

Location - New Delhi, India

Date - 1980-1982

Building Type - Multi family housing

Construction System - Concrete

Context - Urban

Style - Modern Raj Rewal was born in 1934 in Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India. He created a revolution in geometric design systems. Creation of geometric systems and responding visual imageries are apparent in Raj Rewal’s architectural works.
He even went to School of Art in Delhi for six months before joining the School of Architecture. He chiselled his art in London's Architectural Association School Year-1982
Asian Games Village was built in 1982 to house athletes for the games. 500 housing units were designed as a group housing in 35 acres. The aim was to create an urban pattern of low rise high density based on a sequence of open spaces linked by shaded pedestrian pathways. The peripheral roads are connected to the cul-de-sac parking squares which in turn give way to individual garages or car porches attached to the houses or apartment blocks.
The concept is based on a sequence of open spaces, interlinked with narrow pedestrian streets shaded and kept alive through a careful mix with recreational and communal area. The streets are consciously broken up into visually comprehensible units, often with gateways, so there are pauses, point of rest and changing vistas. Layout of Asiad Village It was least expensive construction and at that time cost around Rs. 170 per sq. feet.

It was sold for 210 to 280 sq. feet and was aimed at the middle class. There are some 510 housing units comprising 200 individual town houses and 300 apartments in two storey to four storey 'walk ups' with an overall density of 50 units per hectare The central spline of the layout is reserved for pedestrian courts and streets of various clusters. About eight percent of the houses and apartments have access from pedestrian enclosures as well as parking squares.
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