When starting the plan, the most important aspect was to ensure that residents had breathing space. We achieved almost 84% open area – that’s 12.5 acres of land. Typically, almost half the open space is used for roads and car parks. We wanted a pollution free space where moms feel safe about kids playing downstairs. We put the cars where they belong – in the basements! So that each square foot of these 12.5 acres is for you AND YOUR NEEDS. We told the architects to plan spaces for different age groups / interests:
We asked them to plan spaces for kids to park their bicycles. To provide drinking water fountains for every acre of space. To put a toilet near the school bus pick-up point, and 6 other toilets across the campus. To create child-proof smoking zones so that kids don’t play with cigarette butts.