Understanding The City

Faculty of Planning, Foundation Studio 2020

Urban Land 

Land-use map describes the existing purpose each plot of land serves and the location, distribution and total area of different land uses at the precinct level.

Floor space index (FSI) is an indicator of built density and expressed as the ratio of floor space (Built-up) to the plot area.

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Gross FSI

0.3

Net FSI

38

%

Residential Land Area 

10

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

3.9

Kochi

The selected site is 1 square kilometer in area and the results below are for this selected site.

Dwelling Units

987
Thrippunithura

Evolution of the precinct from 2000s

Road Networks 

Block perimeter is a parameter used to assess the connectivity and accessibility for pedestrian users.

It is a predictor for walking activity.

Average block perimeter ( in meters )

745

Road Hierarchy is the classification of roads in terms of its functions and capacity. Higher the road hierarchy prioritizes mobility over accessibility.

Area under Roads  

%

Street Density ( kms/sq.km )

17.7

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Public Space

A figure-ground diagram illustrates the relationship between built and open space in precincts. Open spaces such as streets, parks, natural features and plazas are represented by white, while  black indicates buildings.

Nolli's map is utilized as a method to identify different types of public realm in students’ precincts.The map is then used to also analyze the degree of ‘public-ness’ basis access restrictions pertaining to gender, time, age and cost.

13

Built Area 

87

Un-built Area

28

Area under public use 

%

%

%

RENJITHA R N

The study profiles a 1 sq km area of Thrippunithura, the Temple town of Kochi. The portfolio focuses on the transformation and increases in residential demand in the precinct by addressing the development of infrastructure and social dynamic characteristics such as, the transit infrastructure that has played a major role in shaping the city and connecting different parts of Kochi together, making it easy to commute and then the relationship between livelihood, housing choices and different urban policies that influenced in the development of the city and precinct. Where Thrippunithura has transformed into a desirable residential suburb with Kochi's rapid urbanization and the growth of business, commerce and ITES in the neighbourhood of Thrippunithura.

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