AGA KHAN UNIVERSITY VILLAGE LANDUSE PLAN, Karachi, Pakistan
The Aga Khan University Village Land Use Plan creates a 650-acre academic and research community complementing the 450-acre campus and neighboring educational institutions with residential neighborhoods, services, and campus amenities.
The plan addresses access, security, land use mix, and phased development while building upon the region's city building history and cultural values. One of the critical challenges was to ensure the development on the hot, arid site was environmentally sustainable.
It was also important to root the village in its unique socio-economic contexts to establish a sense of place, while cultivating an international community fostering rich academic and cultural discovery on a site with virtually no development or context today.
Completed at: Goody Clancy
Project Role: Research and study of building types and public open spaces in historic Muslim cities, concept and plan development, detailed study, and development of housing prototypes for a range of living situations.
Awards: Society of College and University Planning Merit Award 2010