RIVER FRONT DEVELOPMENT
BACKGROUND
Kerala
• 38,000 sq km - Unique Geography
• Unsurpassed natural beauty between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea
•Forty-four richly bio diverse rivers and their tributaries
•Water-rich
•A truly stunning waterscape
ROLE OF RIVERS IN KERALA
Kerala’s Lifelines
PRESENT SCENARIO
•Difficult for the rivers to flow.
•Rising number of slum settlements on these river banks
•Rivers have become backyard dumpsters.
Justice would only be done if these river fronts could be revived back to their
old glory by a novel redevelopment model that would bring about a sense of
collective ownership and involvement.
CONCEPT
EVOLUTION
Most of the Urban areas in Kerala has got river fronts but not knitted with the urban fabric
Hence, we are planning to evolve a river front development as an extension of a private sector
initiative on a PPP mode.
To evolve an urban riverfront
development
model
that
recognizes
riverfront
conservation
To develop river fronts as
planned areas to accommodate
urban amenities
VISION / OBJECTIVES
‘Redevelopment of the Waterfront to an Urban Facilitation
Center ‘
1. Addresses mitigative measures to present scenario.
2. Helps to conserve the environment and its sustenance.
3. Bring about a social responsibility to the local people to
keep it clean.
Concept Evolution
CONCEPT
APPROACH
A Mixed Use Approach that creates opportunities for tourism to be part of this
redevelopment
•Making the waterfront accessible and pristine
• Promoting its culture
• Providing facilities and services
The Waterfront Development proposes to showcase the characteristic
of the multifunction and multidimensional nature of waterfronts by
involving cultural, sport, children and public, heritage and
commercial features into the waterfront.
•Fixed and floating hotels (Riviera suites)
•Game lodges/ arcades
•Bush Camps centers
•Lakeside Golf courses
• Luxury Villas
•Entertainment and Convention centres /Arenas -(retention of space for events – concerts,
exhibitions, conference, gala dinners or indoor sports)
•Museums showcasing heritage/history
•Aquarium
•Biodiversity exhibition centers
Retail outlets including restaurants – cafes/bars
Medical facility – Ambulance facility
•Fire station
•Esplanade/Marina or Promenade (Water edged pedestrian walkways) lined with riverfront
gazebos, planters, trees and bridges.
•Ferry boat terminals (canoes, kayak activities)
•Mobility carriages or vehicles for rides
•Helipad for sightseeing or charter work
•Greenways -Park/gardens
•Indoor skating rinks, sports facility/stadium
•Car Parking lot
•Commercial buildings hosting offices – Marine businesses, Art/culture academy
•Water energy conservation projects
CASE STUDIES
SABARMATI WATERFRONT, AHMEDABAD, GUJARATH
DEVELOPMENT DESIGN
THANK
YOU
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