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Ricardo E. Bofill talks about Brigade El Dorado with Sourcing Hardware Magazine

Ricardo E. Bofill talks about Brigade El Dorado with Sourcing Hardware Magazine

Ricardo E. Bofill talks about Brigade El Dorado with Sourcing Hardware Magazine
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Sourcing Hardware Magazine (SH), India’s leading digital & print media for the building products & home improvement sectors, interviewed our principal architect Ricardo E. Bofill to know more about RBTA upcoming Brigade El Dorado Township in Bangalore. This ongoing residential project is being developed keeping in mind India’s Goverment’s PMAY parameters under affordable housing norms and will be completed in December 2023. Its design has being driven by an ecological narrative with a progressive aproach in the search for the perfect amalgamation of culture, commercial and social uses.

In terms of design philosophy, nothing is more important than ecology“, says Bofill, who defends that “the forests of the future need to be the buildings and cities themselves”. In his opinion, “it is not form and function anymore; the urban design is required to become smart, ecological and technological at the same time”. In the case of El Dorado, gardens that are dense lush-tropical forests are designed to maximise oxygen output and carbon capture. “Adressing it as a ‘Small Green City’ is not only for show -says the arquitect-. We want the public to understand what it means. El Dorado is not just any residential project with a lot of greenery around it. We have planned accordingly and will supply each unit with 100 sft of green garden space”.

Situated within the Aerospace Park, the 50-acre site where the diferent confortable residential neighbourhoods that conform Brigade El Dorado are located as a village in the sky with 7000 units, has a large 20 acre central green. It connects all human places and allows for a 700 meter long area for sports and leisure activities. “The biggest challenge with affordable mass housing is to abandon the modern slab solution and create a first-class product for the economically weaker sectors of society. People do not like to live inside machine-like buildings. Mixed-use communities with safe common open spaces are required, with facades that talk about harmony, proportion, and history. This is the challenge”, conclude Bofill.

Read here SH full interview.

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