As part of the mega streets project launched in Chennai, Urban Design Collective was involved with creating a network of complete streets in Adyar with a priority over Non motorized transport.
Situated on the south of the Adyar river, Adyar is a bustling residential neighborhood with several sub-localities and a thriving population across all demographics. With the establishment of the IT corridor, however, Adyar has morphed into a gateway/ portal – a place giving access to another place through its street network that connects the core city area of Chennai to the IT Corridor further south. The vision for this project therefore draws on this notion of Adyar being both a place as well as a portal and seeks to strengthen these identities as manifested in its street network through the power of placemaking.
This project aims at giving Adyar the unique distinction of simultaneously being a robust mixed-use neighborhood with a sense of place for its resident population as well as a place that has a sense of arrival for those passing through.
Project team: Vidhya Mohankumar, Srivardhan Rajalingam, Nawin Saravanan.
Partner Organisations: ArchitectureRED, Grain Collective