Amaravati Government Complex and Master Plan

The Amaravati Government Complex is the first project at the new capital Amaravati in Andra Pradesh, India. The project was the subject of an international competition concluded in March 2106, Maki and Associates were selected as the winner.

The project site is comprised of four 1 km by 1 km blocks arrayed north to south, facing the Krishna River east of Vijayawada City. It includes the State Legislature, Secretariat, and High Court buildings and an array of related office and housing components - all connected by an extensive landscape development and internal road system.

The urban and landscape designs strive to create an open and accessible city that maintains a human-scale and connections to both the surrounding city and the river. While the site plan divides the project into clear functional zones, the central landscape integrates these zones to create a cohesive whole with a lively public character.

The architectural design of the Legislature, Secretariat, and High Court further enhance these characteristics, providing low-scaled, comfortable work environments that connect to the exterior and remain visually open to public squares and gardens. A clear modern vocabulary of extended eaves and vertical / horizontal shading devices is used to provide shelter from the extreme temperatures of Andra Pradesh without sacrificing this sense of openness.

The urban and landscape designs strive to create an open and accessible city that maintains a human-scale and connections to both the surrounding city and the river. While the site plan divides

Location: Amaravati, India
Completion Date: ----
Building Type: OTHERS
Structural System: Reinforced Concrete, Steel
Site Area: Master Plan:367.25 hectares, High Court:12.14 hectares, Assembly:10.12 hectares
Building Area: High Court:23,685 sm, Assembly:18,023 sm
Total Floor Area: Master Plan:1,458,516 sm, High Court:55,753 sm, Assembly:30,110 sm
■ Notes
studio on site
■ Publication
Nikkei Architecture, 2016-04-28, GA Japan 140, May-June 2016
■ Awards / Competition
First Place, International Competition (2016)