Water supply is a major sustainability issue. The key is to appropriately integrate a water supply management system that is innovative but appropriately responds to Indian conditions.
Hence, while, the solutions at Karle Town Centre are inherently site specific, and respond to Indian infrastructure conditions, innovative solutions such as integration between storm water management and landscape architecture establish a new benchmark for Bangalore and India.
Excess storm water runoff is designed to be harvested for reuse appropriately with minimal wastage.
Feeder roads, gated entries and exits at crucial points ensure traffic flows smoothly during peak hours even with significant inflows from Outer Ring Road and other routes.
Traffic management creates a movement system that appropriately responds to the needs of different users on the site, minimizes congestion caused by the development on the adjacent and surrounding road network and provides adequate facilities for all modes of transport - cars, freight, bicycles or public transport within and adjacent to the site. It also creates a legible road network hierarchy, vibrant and attractive streetscapes & enables linkages across and through the site.
We have studied and implemented the best practices in safety from around the world to make Karle Town Center secure. Our security practices for residents are minimally intrusive, yet supremely effective. Access control points divide residential, retail and work environments.
Our effective layout plan makes for easy navigation and access for residencies and workplaces. Access to spaces which encounter significant visitors, like retail environments are clearly defined to only specific areas.
There is one car-park per 50 square meters of built up area in the IT-SEZ, one of highest provisions made. Since vehicle densities will rise exponentially in future, simulations of traffic and the availability of parking spaces has been modeled and planned for.
Parking is staged and phased along with the development to plan for adequate parking facilities as the site grows. During the earlier phases this may mean accommodating some parking in temporary surface parking lots, which makes way as new buildings and parking structures come online.
A full-fledged communication network that residents, retailers and the offices plug into for all their communication needs has been planned for. Whether it is a health crisis or a pang of hunger, residents can access a comprehensive set of services.
Given the density and complexity of development on site, the integration of infrastructure presents a significant opportunity to streamline and make efficient servicing of the site. Strategies for power, communications, sewer, water and other infrastructure elements are essential to achieve a coordinated and holistic development. The project combines microwave links, WIMAX, WiFi and mobile communications and the establishment of an on-site fibre optic backbone.
The proposed communications infrastructure has the capacity and capability to accommodate future projected expansion.