Southern India is getting a brand new LEED-Gold certified residential township. With the rapid influx of new urbanites bursting current city borders, urban planners and municipalities are taking growth beyond city limits with V I D A Architects at the helm. By starting over in new territory, it becomes possible to manage the next generation of developments to ensure their long-term sustainability.
Although very few details have been given about this project, it is expected to cover 100 acres and house up to 40,000 residents. An international consortium of architects, V I D A will aspire to LEED-Gold certification. As part of this ambition, an attractive bike path and stream will unite the township’s clusters, creating plenty of green space. And finally, landscaping will be purposefully planted to reduce groundwater run off. V I D A is expected to see the project through to completion, which is currently slated for 2013.
Via Arch Daily