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.

1.4

Gross FSI

1.8

Net FSI

46

%

Residential Land Area 

3.5

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

30.8

Surat

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

Dwelling Units

6691
Varachha

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 )

415

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 )

29.6

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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.

48

Built Area 

52

Un-built Area

15

Area under public use 

%

%

%

DHANANI MANTHAN DINESHBHAI

The portfolio analyses and reflects on the one square kilometre area of Varachha located in Surat, Gujarat. The study is carried out on the basis of parameters and studying the parameters at neighbourhood as well as city level and correlating parameters at neighbourhood and city level. The study of the parameters is carried out on the basis of primary and secondary survey. The development at the time of migration in 198s led to the negligible provision of dedicated open spaces in the neighborhood. Eventually, street started acting as a public realm at precinct as well as the city level.

PORTFOLIO

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