Urban Design: Master Planning
The 246 acre site for SmartCity Kochi is located at the eastern edge of the growing metropolis of Kochi. As a landscape architect consultant to Cannon Design, Lee and Associates was part of an international design team to develop the detailed physical master plan. This master plan emphasizes Kochi’s significant path as a cultural and economic gateway to the state of Kerala and resonates SmartCity’s vision of developing a sustainable IT city within boundaries of which energy is utilized efficiently, waste is minimized and storm water is managed.
The dramatic topography and natural wetlands enabled the design to incorporate sustainable water management and reuse options while exploring innovative applications of green technologies. This project envisions an efficient, ecologically balanced and self sufficient model city for India.