Bidadi Knowledge City
|Client:||Limitless LLC (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)|
|Program:||New 3,715 ha (9,175 ac) town for a population of 680,000 | 45,800 jobs | 172,300 DUs | 14m sq m (156m sq ft) commercial|
|Status:||Design completed 2007|
Bidadi Knowledge City is one of five new townships proposed on the outskirts of Bangalore, India’s high-tech industry hub, to accommodate future growth. Presently a collection of several villages, one of the key challenges for the Bidadi Master Plan was to preserve the essence of their rural identity while creating a thriving new town that would catalyze community development, generate employment and attract investment for the entire region.
The Master Plan integrates modern city living with preservation of the existing open space and riparian network. Connected through a robust transit system, a hierarchy of place-types including Urban Centers, Town Centers, Village Centers and Hamlets have been used to allocate employment, housing and other land uses with varying density and proportion. By creating a community that offers a high quality of life and attractive employment opportunities, the Bidadi Master Plan sets an important precedent for mitigating rural-urban migration and balanced future development for the entire region.