Urban Design & Township

DGMAP Housing

Alleviating housing crisis of India’s brave soldiers - fulfilling their dream of a Family Home

Spread over 116 acres of land, the challenges of a heavily contoured site and uneven soil conditions were used as an opportunity to design a township that evolved with the use of natural slopes. The site planning adopts a landscape-integrated approach where the placement of built volume respects climate factors, resulting in solar and wind movements that create a comfortable and visually aesthetic lifestyle. The mammoth scale of the project for 200 dwelling units, to create a livelihood that would have a significant social impact on the small island town of Port Blair. Additionally, measures such as the provision of rainwater harvesting and sewage treatment plants have been provided thereby ensuring effective use of treated water. A desalination plant was installed by DG MAP to treat seawater to domestic water, which was then stored in surface and overhead water tanks. Solar power has been actively used throughout the site and state-of-the-art construction techniques have been used to reduce pollution during construction.

Director General Married Accommodation Project (DGMAP)
Port Blair
Site Area
104.2 Acres
Built-up Area
10,90,217 sq ft