A further impressive city from the scratch. Foster & Partners is going a step further to design a new Amaravati, the Indian state capital of Andhra Pradesh. Being responsible to plan a new city center of the 217 square kilometer capital, the British international studio for architecture also designs the Legislature Assembly and High Court Complex.
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“We are delighted to be working with the Chief Minister and the Government of Andhra Pradesh to help them realise their ideas for the People’s Capital and to build a clear and inspiring vision for the governmental complex at Amaravati. The design brings together our decades-long research into sustainable cities, incorporating the latest technologies that are currently being developed in India,” says Norman Foster, Founder and Executive Chairman.
Amaravati, with its conspicuous urban grid, is independent of external fresh water supply as it is perfectly located by the Krishna river. Due to the architects, it will belong to the most sustainable cities in the world. The noticeable long park complex becomes an oasis of ease and relaxation in the middle of the newly designed city. “At least 60% of the area is occupied by greenery or water” states Foster & Partners. But that’s not enough to call itself sustainable. The widespread use of electric vehicles, much solar energy, taxis on the water, or shaded cycle routes contribute to creating a cleaner city. The center is represented by the governmental complex with an area of 5.5 square kilometers.
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