NOIDA invites architects to plan District Centre’s blueprint
Months after announcing a world-class commercial District Centre in the city, the Noida Authority has invited architects to propose designs for the integrated facility. The authority has said that the design models and plans are likely to be presented by mid-November. The proposed centre, which will spread over a 10-hectare land, will come up in Sector 94.
As per the proposal, the centre will have hi-fi art galleries, five-star hotels, clubs, a museum, convention centres, entertainment zones for children, an amphitheatre and premium shopping malls.
The authority has proposed this project on a piece of a prime land along the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway, located next to the Yamuna, on the Delhi-Noida border.
The district centre will be developed on the lines of Gurgaon’s Cyber Hub. The mixed land use project, set to be developed on the land worth Rs 1,500 crore, will house residential, commercial and institutional towers. It is also expected to bring food courts, office spaces, kiosks, libraries, banks and other business-related offices under one roof.
According to the officials, the board has already approved this project and has prepared a business plan for the same. The authority will have architectural control over the land use in this project.
A portion will be allotted to builders while an earmarked space will be developed by the authority itself. The authority had come up with the concept for this project in July, this year. The project is now at an advanced stage and architects have also prepared a development plan.
On Saturday, the authority invited bids and proposals from world-renowned architects, designers and consultants to construct the facility.
“The idea is to improve and strengthen the existing entertainment set-up of Noida. The centre will be
family-oriented. There are plans for mini-parks, activity areas, open-air concerts, art galleries and <g data-gr-id="28">walk ways</g> for easy access to amenities,” said an official.