| Sustainable High Rise Housing |

This project was a Competition Entry for the International Tropic Architecture Design Competition (ITAD) 2016.

This project aims to seek innovation and sustainable design solutions in the future of green tropical living. The project should be adaptive and responsive to the changing climatic conditions, and should also encourage a liveable human environment, where human relationships and community interactions can be fostered through shared spaces and the built environment. An issue that has plagued Chennai in recent years is the problem of flooding-hence it was proposed to design a MOUND-that will act as an artificial floodplain for the water to drain into.

Section drawing showing the 22 residential floors above the commercial base, activating the dying marshlands of Pallikaranai.

Section drawing showing the 22 residential floors above the commercial base, activating the dying marshlands of Pallikaranai.

Diagram showing strategic RE-massing of 300 surrounding existing buildings, into two towers, to free up area for the marshland to grow, thus having a positive ecological impact on the surrounding neighborhood.

Diagram showing sustainable green building strategies, that have been implemented at both the building and site level.

View showing how the marshlands have been activated due to reclamation of land, and allows residents to participate in its regrowth and reprogramming through a sustainable way of living.

View showing how the marshlands have been activated due to reclamation of land, and allows residents to participate in its regrowth and reprogramming through a sustainable way of living.

In this project green techniques have been applied to reclaim the marsh and provide an alternate solution for encroachment by building vertically, as represented in this building section.