Chennai H113 Master Plan
This residential master plan in Chennai, India, was pursued in collaboration with Tishman Speyer and TSI Ventures India, who commissioned this feasibility study for 4.6 million-sf of a residential area, with apartments, townhouses, and villas for a viable mix of community.
The primary challenge for the site was the watershed. The property had a history of flooding throughout the year, especially during monsoon season, and was deemed by other developers as non-buildable. Our interdisciplinary team, which included Andorpogon Associates and Buro Happold, approached the site with stormwater management at the center of the solution. A central reservoir became the community's primary open space to engage with, reestablishing the full range of relationships between natural processes and human activity.