The ECIL Township was built by Doshi between 1969 and 1971, and was part of a planned expansion of the Hyderabad electronics industry.
The settlement is about 15 km from the centre of Hyderabad.
Doshi designed the structure specifically for Hyderabad’s climate, by using charts to establish sun angles and wind direction so that it can best exploit it through openings and shorts.
As he describes the project, "It was observed that technicians and workers choose to come to such isolated townships to obtain a better quality of life, education and healthy environment. Interconnected housing of different status encourages social interactions.”
Further, “To achieve maximum variety and economy of scale, the basic concept of unit plan was devised along with an economical structural system. The township also provides vocational guidance and small centres for the unemployed members of the family.”
“Due to the site topography, the town has water channels and rainwater tanks located along the various public centres of recreation. Similarly, rain water harvesting for the surroundings keep the entire township green."
Information and Image Courtesy: sangath.org
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