East Kidwai Nagar Location City: New Delhi, India

Central New Delhi's largest residential and office development

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Masterplanning, Mixed Use, Residential
New Delhi
The National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC India)


Key Info

4,700 apartments and 102,000m² of office space, amidst 1.35 million m² GBA of large-scale, mixed-use development
35 hectares
A 'Smart city' with near zero emissions
First residences handed over in 2018

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A mixed-use Smart City for south-central Delhi

The redevelopment of an existing government housing project at East Kidwai Nagar is partly aimed at contributing towards lessening New Delhi’s chronic housing shortage. Among 1.35 million m² of mixed-use provision in south-central Delhi, over 4,700 new apartments are being constructed. The shopping centre, senior secondary school and the banquet hall all run entirely on green energy, via grid-connected rooftop solar panels.

An award-winning development

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

Chapman Taylor was responsible for the masterplanning, design and implementation of this key Smart City development.

A template for other Smart Cities

The entire project is designed on a near zero emissions policy. Extensive water recycling and the efficient use of solar energy are a fundamental element of the scheme. The Indian government and leading regional ministers have praised the scheme, urging its adoption as a model for other regions. East Kidwai Nagar has also been included in the Indian government’s ‘Smart City Guidelines’, and the Indian government’s National Buildings Construction Corporation showcased the project at the COP21 climate change conference in Paris in December 2015.

Sapna Kumar

Director, Hyderabad

With over 28 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


Office Architecture for India (Highly Recommended) -  Asia Pacific International Property Awards
Office Architecture for India (Highly Recommended) - Asia Pacific International Property Awards
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