- Architects: Archohm Consults
- Location: Janakpuri, New Delhi, Delhi, India
- Lead Architects: Sourabh Gupta
- Design Team: Suboor Ahmad, Aarti Kulkarni, Sadhvi Astir, D. D. Sharma, Rachna Mittal, Jeevan Dass, S. P. Gupta & Amit Das
- Area: 16000.zero m2
- Project Year: 2014
- Photographs: André J Fanthome, Mridu Sahai
- Structural: Roark Consulting Engineers
- Electrical: Archohm Consults Pvt. Ltd.
- Civil: Swadeshi Civil Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.
- Landscape: LA Consultancy
- Hvac: Abid Hussain Consultants
- Plumbing: Techno Engineering Consultants
- Pmc: Swadeshi Civil Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.
- Façade: Swadeshi Civil Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.
- Name Of Client: Delhi Tourisum and Transportation Development Corporation
- Name Of Client’s Firm: Delhi Tourisum and Transportation Development Corporation
‘Haat Beat’ was once the start line to this design pageant access in 2005. Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation had invited entries for a Dilli Haat in Janakpuri – a large website with a big residential target market, in part of Delhi that had only a few puts to head out to. DTTDC has promoted tune all throughout Delhi with its live shows and different tasks. The concept was once to offer them a house for frolicsome tune and provides those houses a spot to play with tune. This was once the underlying layer that bonded the total program of formal and casual stores to promote crafts and have fun tradition; to inject a brand new existence into this a part of Delhi and be its rhythmic ‘haat beat’.
As a design philosophy, with two Dilli Haats already within the town, one puzzled the design parts at a couple of ranges. Fundamentally, all Dilli Haats want to have a not unusual floor of bringing artisans to interface with town dwellers. All those haats want their very own id to draw other people no longer solely from their very own group however from town at huge. One additionally had to take a look at evolving the language and imagery of those haats with time. They may no longer be imitated extensions of the former haats or imitations of villages within the town. They needed to be revolutionary, in music with nowadays’s occasions and respecting the craft and cultural centricity of the venture.
The design answer, due to this fact, is a dialog between the previous and the prevailing, acknowledgment of the standard and its adaptation in fresh occasions, in thought and in development. The website was once a big six-acre northwest dealing with contiguous piece that turns southeast against the tip. The plot is certain by means of the primary bus terminus on one aspect, the Tihar prison (a countrywide jail) vegetables at the different aspect and a big industrial highway within the entrance. The complicated is deliberate with two entrances; a number one face with vehicular and pedestrian zones and a secondary rear access for pedestrians into the craft-only zone.
The conception of this system is as huge a design intervention as its bodily manifestation. The ultimate capability discovered an indoor, well-equipped, 800- capability auditorium for formal live shows and a casual an identical capability open-air amphitheater that works concurrently with unbiased areas and reinforce services and products. A multipurpose, multi-scaled exposition corridor for exhibitions and seminars is proposed. A collection of 4 baskets homes a tune museum, a tune retailer, and tune workshop area at the side of tourism places of work and cafes. A big, air-conditioned meals court docket extends into shaded courtyards and expansive vegetables for the fundamental want of spillovers.
Formal, casual and open store areas are created to herald the specified delicate variations of department stores, markets, and bazaars into this haat. An unbiased high quality eating with a longer ceremonial dinner facility is created to give a boost to the marketing strategy for this complicated cultural complicated. Taking cognizance of the entire necessities, in an effort to make the haat – a functionally viable program, it was once made up our minds to offer a tune theme to the middle. The loss of any heart devoted to tune is clear whilst doing the analysis and shortly, the theme of ‘haat beat’ accumulated momentum. A state of the art auditorium that may dangle huge tune live shows, an amphitheater, a tune heart for gross sales and exhibition of musical tools at the side of inviting exuberant gatherings of budding musicians and tune fans.
Outdoor stores with roofing canopies and craft stores to carry artisans’ workshops are integral to the Dilli haat theme. Air-conditioned stores are added to make it a extra viable buying groceries revel in. There could also be a kids’s play house tucked right into a small inexperienced patch. The meals court docket with basement parking amenities ties all of it in combination to maintain it as an endeavor. Like a well-crafted film, the power of this venture is that the plot is robust and the fundamental concept is immersed effectively in each side broadly. The website plan is knit in combination successfully. Free-flowing open areas bind quite a lot of actions on two ranges. The primary pedestrian and vehicular entries are from a hectic boulevard. There is a separate carrier access and a few particular access issues.
A big open area takes the customer thru a frisking house to some other pocket that results in the massive central plaza shaped by means of meandering Air conditioned stores and the exposition halls. One too can take the open pedestrian ramp to succeed in the terrace coated by means of cover stores. From the frisking house, there are direct get admission to issues to the café, floor and basement parking and ceremonial dinner vegetables. The central plaza culminates to the auditorium and the craft stores cluster. The most well liked task that’s the craft store clusters positioned on the rear finish to allow the customer to stroll thru all of the haat. Another frisking house is positioned close to those clusters since there’s a sturdy chance of craft stores to turn out to be the principal serve as.
The 4 eight m prime towers are interspersed alongside the website. Designed to appear to be massive bamboo baskets, they’re two-storied constructions with a rooftop cover designed for outside actions. Closer to the access, one basket homes the ideas heart, whilst the opposite bureaucracy a café. Wander extra into the interiors of the website and the hampers area a tune heart and a museum. The tune heart no longer solely avails sale of all genres of uncommon classics, musical tools however supplies plentiful outside area and a small amphitheater to care for interactive purposes. The exposition halls are 3 linear vaults of ascending widths within the plan, forming one huge area that may be divided into 3 as required.
Colorful flowering creepers that melt the size and assist temperature keep watch over additional duvet the metal sheeting on best. The meals court docket will area 48 stalls from other puts and have fun the style of India. The two storied air-conditioned area is easily supported with person carrier courts for each stall, in flip, opening into a bigger carrier backyard attached with separate get admission to. The entrance wall of the meals court docket, visual from the primary get admission to highway holds the massive signage maintaining the ones up to date at the taking place within is bound to modify the skyline of the road perpetually. A cutting-edge auditorium with 800 seating capability additionally bureaucracy an amphitheater on best that may dangle an target market of 820 other people. The inexperienced and paved amphitheater right away cut back the massive mass of the auditorium and on the similar time is helping retain the fairway duvet, serving to in warmth keep watch over.
The air-conditioned stores deliver a sigh of reduction to Delhiites, bought out on arty- cunning items, and summer season being the hub of the buying groceries calendar. Also, lined on best by means of canopied stores they make a bustling task area lit up by means of store signage and boulevard sculptures. 100 craft stores round in plan, are organized in clusters of Five-6 each and every forming a bazaar. These are inbuilt probably the most standard herbal stone masonry, lined with probably the most technologically advance tensile canopies. The clusters are attached with small inexperienced patches and paved allies finishing the village scene. The rear boundary wall is coated with casual platform stores overlooking this village. Breaking freed from the traditional feel and look of its different two opposite numbers with their brick vocabulary, Dilli Haat, Janakpuri takes a recent have a look at the fabric palette as demanded by means of the multifaceted program that it homes.
The subject matter spectrum is an eclectic combine of recent and conventional. Using the undying purple Agra stone, Kota stone, slate, and the native Delhi quartz stone masonry on facades and landscapes units a neat and herbal typology to this predominantly inexperienced complicated. The one subject matter this is being celebrated with its intensive utilization is bamboo; Structures for shading, displays for baskets and meals court docket, sculptures for boulevard furnishings on one aspect and the herbal rising ones as soft-scapes of boundary plantations and accessory bushes at the different. Indigenous stones and crops coupled with fresh mediums of metal and tensile canopies juxtapose themselves aptly. This conventional ‘haat’ of recent occasions is a wealthy and earthy play of colour and texture and one can revel in the nice and cozy intimate areas designed to human scale in addition to the grandeur.