First residences handed over at East Kidwai Nagar in New Delhi

Chapman Taylor is pleased to report that the first 210 residences at the East Kidwai Nagar smart city development in New Delhi were handed over on 4 July. The Honourable Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, Mr. Hardeep  S Puri, presided over the handover of these apartments to government administrative staff, as well as visiting housing and office buildings included in the scheme.

The redevelopment of the existing government housing project at East Kidwai Nagar is partly aimed at contributing towards lessening New Delhi’s chronic housing shortage for government employees. Among 1.35 million square metres of mixed-use provision in south-central New Delhi, over 4,700 new apartments are being constructed. 

The scheme won a 5-Star award for ‘Best Public Service Architecture in India’ at the 2017-18 International Asia-Pacific Property Awards.

The entire project is designed on a near-zero emissions policy, with extensive water recycling and planting schemes and the efficient use of solar energy being fundamental elements of the design.  The shopping centre, senior secondary school and banquet hall all run entirely on green energy, via grid-connected rooftop solar panels.

East Kidwai Nagar is part of the Indian government’s ‘Smart City Guidelines’ and showcased the project at the COP21 climate change conference in Paris in December 2015.

Chapman Taylor was responsible for the masterplanning, design and delivery of this key Smart City development. The Honourable Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs Mr. Hardeep S Puri, during his visit also congratulated Chapman Taylor for the concept and for changing the way in which government projects are conceived and delivered.

For more information, please contact:

Sapna Kumar

Director, New Delhi and Hyderabad

With over 30 years of experience in architecture, Sapna has designed many leading projects throughout India and the wider region.

Among her many successful and award-winning projects is East Kidwai Nagar, a 35-hectare, residential-led project to the south of central Delhi, used as an exemplar project by the Indian government for its programme to develop smart cities. Sapna also designed the renovation of the Indian Museum in Kolkata, which is the largest museum in India.

Sapna has worked at Chapman Taylor since 2007 and is responsible for managing our New Delhi studio.

Areas of expertise:

Retail / Hospitality / Workplace / Residential / Mixed-use

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