TOWNLAND was commissioned to prepare a Conceptual Master Layout Plan and Concept Architectural Design for a Residential Township on 20 ha of land in Guwahati, Assam, adjacent to the City’s Airport. Based around the concept of “Living in Harmony with Nature”, the design for the Project focused on establishing a green lifestyle environment catering to the fast growing group of middle class families in Assam. Through the use of gently curved roads embraced by corresponding building alignments, a low building density and generously planned green areas, the Master Plan was able to give the Township an "old world" charm, reminiscent of the spatial qualities of the integrally designed residential precincts of pre-independence India.
The design of pedestrian only accessible plazas, parks and green corridors connecting the clusters of retail, restaurants, offices and clubhouse to the residential precincts will entice people to walk or cycle anywhere in the Township.
Situated within walking distance of homes at the core of the residential precinct lies a large Central Park and water body forming the central green lung and recreational space for all residents to enjoy. A lifestyle that is about enjoying the outdoors on a daily basis formed not only the central guiding force behind the Master Plan, but also the inspiration for the architecture of the Villas, Row Houses, Clubhouse and Commercial Complex. A strong visual and physical connection between indoor and outdoor spaces was consistently applied to all building typologies.