taj gunj

The urban development in Taj Ganj envisages enriching its life through contemporary design; respecting and retaining its essence and spirit and not blindly emulating the past. It demonstrates how the tremendous potential in the revival of heritage, its natural flows and its people can be realised in a sustainable fashion. It advocates an inclusive policy towards the most valued stakeholders-the shopkeepers and local residents and primarily involves improving the street character and upgrading the infrastructure. The project attempts to sew together disparate urban edges to present new perspectives and multiple layers of the city. A coherent but non-uniform urban design along stretches leading to the world wonder, gives priority to non-motorised mobility through a radical change in the visual texture of the place. The active ‘streets as connectors’ align visitors to the ethos of the ordinary people, begin urban networking, eventually weaving the fabric of the entire city. In lieu of a limitless, joint-less ‘industrial spread’ the grain of the unitary cobbled flooring addresses the human scale of the heritage precinct and reiterates its role in the larger picture. The monochrome of the local stone all along the sequential journey makes visitors move away from the chaotic, disparate buildings littering the city and reorient towards visually cohesive architecture of the past. The homogeneity of materials makes the street and its furniture a cognitive setting to the Taj.

taj gunj

The urban development in Taj Ganj envisages enriching its life through contemporary design; respecting and retaining its essence and spirit and not blindly emulating the past. It demonstrates how the tremendous potential in the revival of heritage, its natural flows and its people can be realised in a sustainable fashion. It advocates an inclusive policy towards the most valued stakeholders-the shopkeepers and local residents and primarily involves improving the street character and upgrading the infrastructure. The project attempts to sew together disparate urban edges to present new perspectives and multiple layers of the city. A coherent but non-uniform urban design along stretches leading to the world wonder, gives priority to non-motorised mobility through a radical change in the visual texture of the place. The active ‘streets as connectors’ align visitors to the ethos of the ordinary people, begin urban networking, eventually weaving the fabric of the entire city. In lieu of a limitless, joint-less ‘industrial spread’ the grain of the unitary cobbled flooring addresses the human scale of the heritage precinct and reiterates its role in the larger picture. The monochrome of the local stone all along the sequential journey makes visitors move away from the chaotic, disparate buildings littering the city and reorient towards visually cohesive architecture of the past. The homogeneity of materials makes the street and its furniture a cognitive setting to the Taj.

taj gunj

The urban development in Taj Ganj envisages enriching its life through contemporary design; respecting and retaining its essence and spirit and not blindly emulating the past. It demonstrates how the tremendous potential in the revival of heritage, its natural flows and its people can be realised in a sustainable fashion. It advocates an inclusive policy towards the most valued stakeholders-the shopkeepers and local residents and primarily involves improving the street character and upgrading the infrastructure. The project attempts to sew together disparate urban edges to present new perspectives and multiple layers of the city. A coherent but non-uniform urban design along stretches leading to the world wonder, gives priority to non-motorised mobility through a radical change in the visual texture of the place. The active ‘streets as connectors’ align visitors to the ethos of the ordinary people, begin urban networking, eventually weaving the fabric of the entire city. In lieu of a limitless, joint-less ‘industrial spread’ the grain of the unitary cobbled flooring addresses the human scale of the heritage precinct and reiterates its role in the larger picture. The monochrome of the local stone all along the sequential journey makes visitors move away from the chaotic, disparate buildings littering the city and reorient towards visually cohesive architecture of the past. The homogeneity of materials makes the street and its furniture a cognitive setting to the Taj.

taj gunj

The urban development in Taj Ganj envisages enriching its life through contemporary design; respecting and retaining its essence and spirit and not blindly emulating the past. It demonstrates how the tremendous potential in the revival of heritage, its natural flows and its people can be realised in a sustainable fashion. It advocates an inclusive policy towards the most valued stakeholders-the shopkeepers and local residents and primarily involves improving the street character and upgrading the infrastructure. The project attempts to sew together disparate urban edges to present new perspectives and multiple layers of the city. A coherent but non-uniform urban design along stretches leading to the world wonder, gives priority to non-motorised mobility through a radical change in the visual texture of the place. The active ‘streets as connectors’ align visitors to the ethos of the ordinary people, begin urban networking, eventually weaving the fabric of the entire city. In lieu of a limitless, joint-less ‘industrial spread’ the grain of the unitary cobbled flooring addresses the human scale of the heritage precinct and reiterates its role in the larger picture. The monochrome of the local stone all along the sequential journey makes visitors move away from the chaotic, disparate buildings littering the city and reorient towards visually cohesive architecture of the past. The homogeneity of materials makes the street and its furniture a cognitive setting to the Taj.

taj gunj

The urban development in Taj Ganj envisages enriching its life through contemporary design; respecting and retaining its essence and spirit and not blindly emulating the past. It demonstrates how the tremendous potential in the revival of heritage, its natural flows and its people can be realised in a sustainable fashion. It advocates an inclusive policy towards the most valued stakeholders-the shopkeepers and local residents and primarily involves improving the street character and upgrading the infrastructure. The project attempts to sew together disparate urban edges to present new perspectives and multiple layers of the city. A coherent but non-uniform urban design along stretches leading to the world wonder, gives priority to non-motorised mobility through a radical change in the visual texture of the place. The active ‘streets as connectors’ align visitors to the ethos of the ordinary people, begin urban networking, eventually weaving the fabric of the entire city. In lieu of a limitless, joint-less ‘industrial spread’ the grain of the unitary cobbled flooring addresses the human scale of the heritage precinct and reiterates its role in the larger picture. The monochrome of the local stone all along the sequential journey makes visitors move away from the chaotic, disparate buildings littering the city and reorient towards visually cohesive architecture of the past. The homogeneity of materials makes the street and its furniture a cognitive setting to the Taj.