Auroville Residential Zone

Feduchi, Luis, Cid, Miguel Ruiz, Fernández, Margarita Quesada and Torres, Francisco Fernández, , Auroville, India, 2010.

Designer Feduchi, Luis
Cid, Miguel Ruiz
Fernández, Margarita Quesada
Torres, Francisco Fernández
Project name Auroville Residential Zone
Location Auroville, India
Project description The experimental policy process of Auroville, a city planned in 60’s by the French architect Roger Anger in the proximity of Puducherry, India, and endorsed by the UNESCO ever since. The site, characterized of a complete absence of vegetation, frequent wind storms and monsoon deluges which stripped it further of its meager topsoil, had been a dense forest in former times. Since 1968 the intense work of the earliest settlers has made possible the regeneration of this land and the eroded topsoil, where the city will expand and grow. Further advancements have been the alternative water supply and irrigation systems stemming from ancient techniques, as well as the planning of a low rise dense urban fabric characterized of solar passive protection and cross ventilation systems. This research and design work results in a series of urban fabric prototypes and urban design guidelines which help build this city according to the original plan. These are grouped in the following thematic areas: mobility, housing typologies, land use, development phases and green master plan.
Project start date 2010
Date of completion 2010
Publisher L’Avenir d’Auroville
Place published Auroville, India
Total pages 1 Design project
Language eng
Subject Original Creative Work - Design/Architectural work
Keyword Urban design

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Created: Fri, 27 Jan 2012, 10:59:40 EST by Luis Feduchi on behalf of School of Architecture