|Organization:||Urban Space Consultants|
|Project:||Redevelopment of Heritage Square and Riverfront, Surat, India|
|My Role:||Urban Designer, Rehabilitation, Site Survey, Heritage Conservation|
This competition entry aimed at developing the heritage fort square into a cultural hub and revitalize the river front to make it the front yard of activities for Surat. The project was shortlisted to the final stage and was then put on hold due to lack of funding by the government.
The project aims at successful heritage-based redevelopment which includes the following main components:
- appropriate management of the physical aspects of the site and its surroundings (buildings, structures and open spaces);
- planning for efficient movement of vehicles and inter-city traffic through and around the site;
- environment management (natural resource management, waste management);
- and management of tourism-related activities (museum, hospitality, recreation).