MINUTES OF THE 1503RD MEETING OF THE DELHI URBAN ART COMMISSION HELD ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2019.

A. The minutes of the 1502nd of the Delhi Urban Art Commission held on 16.08.2019 were confirmed and approved.

B. Projects proposal
SL. No. PROPOSAL OBSERVATIONS /SUGGESTIONS DECISION REMARKS
B. ACTION TAKEN REPORT ON MINUTES OF THE 1501ST MEETING HELD ON AUGUST 7, 2019.

The Action Taken Report on the minutes of the 1501st meeting of the Commission held on August 7, 2019, was tabled.

Noted by the Commission

C. PROJECT PROPOSALS 

1 BUILDING PLANS IN RESPECT OF MAHARAJA AGRASEN HOSPITAL, PUNJABI BAGH. (CONCEPTUAL STAGE).

1. The proposal was directly submitted by the architect (online) for consideration of the Commission.

2. The Commission did not approve earlier the concept of the proposal at its meeting held on July 24, 2019, and specific observations were given.

3. The revised proposal was scrutinised, and the following observations were made:

i. The architect had suggested 3 options for Multi-level car parking (MLCP). Out of them, Option no.2 seems workable but needs to be elaborated to explain the functioning of the MLCP i.e. Entry/ exit of cars, no. of parking, movement and circulation of cars etc. The same shall be clearly marked in a plan.

ii. It shall be ensured that no porch shall hinder with the Fire tender movement path around the entire site.

iii. The car parking shown near the Emergency Porch seems to be not appropriate. It is suggested to redesign the same keeping in mind the traffic movement.

iv. The utilities shown at entrance, i.e. ATM, Transformers etc. shall be screened appropriately (as per point nos. 10, 11 &12 of the CPAA (Criterion for Project Assessment and Approval) available on DUAC website at www.duac.org.

v. It is suggested the road (6.17m wide) facing the front setback, to be converted to Hard green surface instead of Asphalt to reduce the Heat Island effect.

vi. The design of the site entrance gate appears to be too narrow. It is suggested to recess the entry gate to 2 car width and 2 cars deep in order to manage the vehicle entry and to avoid a tail/bottleneck.

vii. The Plumbing mechanism in the building is not clear. Location of plumbing shafts, openings and accessibility shall be clearly marked on the plans (all floors).

viii. The light and ventilation in the OPD room on 7th and 8th floors to be ensured. The same shall be worked out and clearly indicated on the plans.

ix. The proposed artwork in the site seems to be very haphazard and does not follow any theme. It is suggested to plan a theme-based artwork and be appropriately placed being in context with the surroundings.

x. The proposed colour scheme of the building seems to be very dark. It is suggested to tone down the colours in terms of material, colour, textures etc.

xi. 3D views showing existing site surroundings shall be superimposed on the proposed views to understand the context of the site. The site entry in 3D views is not clear. The same shall be revised along with Public Art elements, and be clearly described through an appropriate number of 3D views.

The concept is acceptable, observations are given.

The Commission decided to take action in the matter without awaiting confirmation of the minutes of the meeting.

2 BUILDING PLANS IN RESPECT OF HAJ HOUSE AT SECTOR-22, DWARKA.

1. The Commission last considered the proposal forwarded by the DDA (online) at its meeting held on August 1, 2019. It was not approved, and specific observations were given.

2. The revised proposal was scrutinized, and the following observations were made:

i. A discussion was held with the architect on Skype.

ii. All elevations and sections need to be co-related with each other before re-submission.

iii. The 3D views and elevations do not match. They shall be co-related, revised and re-submitted.

iv. 3D views showing existing site surroundings shall be superimposed on the proposed views to understand the context of the site.

v. An appropriate number of 3D views of the front and rear of the site need to be provided which show the landscaping and the ramp entry/exit respectively.

vi. The arch at the main entrance is suggested to be divided into 3 parts instead of 2 parts as entry should be centred and also in harmony with other elements in the elevation, i.e. the arches in the slit above the entrance.

vii. The double-height lobby shown in the plan is not reflected in the elevation. The glazing of the lobby is not evident and seems to be a mismatch. The same needs to be revised and re-submitted.

viii. The elevation needs to be designed, keeping in mind the historicity of Islamic architecture. The building shall symbolise the spirit of Islamic design through innovative architectural interventions.

ix. The building being fully air-conditioned, it's HVAC mechanism shall be clearly explained and indicated in the relevant plans.

x. It was observed that in terms of the earlier observations of the Commission communicated vide DUAC observation letter no. OL-24071922032 dated 08.08.2019 indicated at sr. no. 2 (i) has not been complied with. The same shall be redesigned as suggested and re-submitted.

xi. The endeavour shall be to achieve 5-star GRIHA Rating.

xii. A detailed, comprehensive landscape plan shall be submitted with some innovative landscape strategies along with the list and location of native trees/ plants.

xiii. Pedestrian linkages to be appropriately landscaped, walkways in the site shall be established and indicated on the plans. Proper signage to be provided throughout the site at various locations.

xiv. The artwork in the site needs to be co-ordinated and must have a collective impact and not stand-alone works of art.

xv. The details of the GRC Jaali have not been given. It shall be elaborated as to how the Jaali would be fixed, serviced and cleaned.

xvi. It is suggested to reduce the area under asphalt road and convert it to hard green surface in order to reduce the Heat Island effect.

xvii. The Plumbing mechanism in the building is not clear. Location of plumbing shafts, openings and accessibility shall be clearly marked on the plans (all floors) and re-submitted. A coherent scheme shall be prepared and submitted.

xviii. All service equipment at the terrace should be camouflaged appropriately (in terms of the point nos. 10, 11 &12 of the CPAA (Criterion for Project Assessment and Approval) available on DUAC website at www.duac.org.

xix. Sustainability features as per provisions mentioned in Unified building bye-laws 2016 for Delhi (UBBL 2016), Chapter-10 "Provisions for Green Buildings", and in terms of point no. 7 of the CPAA (Criterion for Project Assessment and Approval) available on DUAC website at www.duac.org shall also be incorporated appropriately in the design proposal.

Not approved, observations are given.

The Commission decided to take action in the matter without awaiting confirmation of the minutes of the meeting.

3 COMPLETION PLANS IN RESPECT OF APEEJAY SCHOOL SHEIKH SARAI PHASE-I.

1. The proposal was forwarded by the DDA (online) for consideration of the Commission.

2. The Commission approved the building plans of the proposal at its meeting held on September 23, 2015.

3. Now the completion plans proposal received online was scrutinized and found acceptable.

NOC approved.

The Commission decided to take action in the matter without awaiting confirmation of the minutes of the meeting.

4 LAYOUT AND BUILDING PLANS IN RESPECT OF SARV KALYAN CGHS LTD. AT VISHWAS NAGAR, SHAHDARA. (CONCEPTUAL STAGE).

1. The proposal was directly submitted by the architect (online) for consideration of the Commission.

2. The Commission did not approve earlier the concept of the proposal at its meeting held on May 15, 2019, and specific observations were given.

3. The revised proposal was scrutinised, and the following observations were made:

i. The submitted 3-D views are not clear. 3D views showing existing site surroundings shall be superimposed on the proposed views to understand the context of the site.

ii. A sufficient number of Self-explanatory 3D views clearly showing the proposed design scheme with proper annotations specifying materials to be used and corresponding to proposal drawings be submitted.

iii. A sufficient number of existing site photographs from all corners of the site shall be submitted.

iv. As the building is High-rise, it is suggested to provide recessed windows instead of provision of chajja/ projection in order to accommodate storage/ cupboards.

v. It is suggested to shift the EWS block to make it centred in the site. Also, the EWS blocks entrance is blocked by Ramp wall in front. It shall be ensured to provide a clear, unhindered entry to the each and every block including EWS block.

vi. It is suggested to convert the road (6.0m wide) to Hard green surface (wherever possible) instead of Asphalt to reduce the Heat Island effect.

vii. Purpose of the 9.0m wide road adjacent to the ramp is not clear. The reason needs to be clearly established and stated in the revised submission.

viii. The site development plan is not clear, i.e. it lacks details of road layout, landscaping etc. Needs updation and re-submission.

ix. The landscape plan should indicate the details of the trees planted, existing trees, levels, types of species on an appropriate scale, (in terms of the point nos. Six of the CPAA (Criterion for Project Assessment and Approval) available on the DUAC website at www.duac.org is ensured.

x. Pedestrian movement through the whole complex with its linkages to the various residential blocks, other facilities for the convenient movement of the residents, especially for the children & the elderly, be ensured. An appropriate number of pedestrian connections shall be established to EWS block.

xi. Drop –off points to be created at the entrance of each block with the facility of the porch, guard area etc. and the same shall be marked clearly on the plans.

xii. Appropriate mechanisms shall be adopted for effective screening of Utility balconies, Dish antennas etc. (in terms of the point nos. 10, 11 &12 of the CPAA (Criterion for Project Assessment and Approval) available on DUAC website at www.duac.org.

xiii. It is suggested to design the dwelling unit layout with balconies facing the Internal green for best views (wherever possible).

xiv. A detailed furniture layout (for all type of dwelling units) to be submitted for better understanding of the functioning of the building complex.

xv. Ramp width/ slopes to be ensured as per Part 3, Development Control Rules, NBC 2016.

xvi. An appropriate number of sections across the site (highlighting the transition and connections from the basement to the ground level and a detailed plumbing plan) be submitted for better understanding of the overall scheme.

xvii. Sustainability features as per provisions mentioned in Unified building bye-laws 2016 for Delhi (UBBL 2016), Chapter-10 "Provisions for Green Buildings", and in terms of point no. 7 of the CPAA (Criterion for Project Assessment and Approval) available on the DUAC website at www.duac.org shall also be incorporated appropriately in the design proposal.

The concept of the proposal not accepted, observations are given.

The Commission decided to take action in the matter without awaiting confirmation of the minutes of the meeting.

5 COMPLETION PLANS IN RESPECT OF DEEN DAYAL UPADHYAY COLLEGE, SECTOR-3, DWARKA.

1. The proposal was forwarded by the DDA (online) for consideration of the Commission.

2. The Commission approved the building plans of the proposal at its meeting held on November 26, 2008.

3. Now the completion plans proposal received online was scrutinised and found acceptable.

NOC approved.

The Commission decided to take action in the matter without awaiting confirmation of the minutes of the meeting.

6 BUILDING PLANS IN RESPECT OF TIVOLI GREENS, CHATTARPUR, MEHRAULI. (CONCEPTUAL STAGE).

1. The proposal was directly submitted by the architect (online) for consideration of the Commission.

2. Earlier, the building plans of the proposal were approved by the Commission at its meeting held on May 22, 2019.

3. The proposal was scrutinized, and the following observations were made:

i. The proposed car parking layout/ geometry does not seem to be workable. The same needs to be revised appropriately keeping in mind the turning radius, car movement etc. as per applicable norms stated in NBC, Vol-1 Chapter 3 (Means of Access), Relevant IRC Codes (41-Guidleines for the design of At-grade intersections for Rural and Urban Areas) and MPD 2021, and revised scheme be re-submitted.

The concept of the proposal not accepted, observations are given.

The Commission decided to take action in the matter without awaiting confirmation of the minutes of the meeting.

7 BUILDING PLANS IN RESPECT OF GURU GOBIND SINGH GOVT. HOSPITAL, RAGHUBIR NAGAR.

1. The Commission considered the proposal forwarded by the South DMC (online) at its meeting held on July 24, 2019. It was not approved, and specific observations were given.

2. Earlier, the building plans of the proposal were approved by the Commission at its meeting held on November 1, 2017.

3. The proposal was scrutinized, and the following observations were made:

i. The colour scheme suggested in Block C, are suggested to be modified in such a way that the dark base colour covers 30% of the surface area, and the Light colour shall cover the remaining 70%.

ii. A detailed landscape plan indicating the details of the trees planted, existing trees, levels, types of species on an appropriate scale, (in terms of the point nos. 6 of the CPAA (Criterion for Project Assessment and Approval) available on the DUAC website at www.duac.org is ensured.

iii. Main block elevation appears to be over-detailed with multiple architectural elements making the façade look chaotic and cluttered. It needs to be simplified in terms of design, material, texture etc.

iv. The proposed (future) MLCP shall also be considered in the overall site planning before completion submission to perceive the site holistically.

Approved, observations are given.

The Commission decided to take action in the matter without awaiting confirmation of the minutes of the meeting.

List of participants at the meeting of the Commission held on August 21, 2019
(A) Delhi Urban Art Commission

1. Prof. Dr P.S.N. Rao, Chairman, DUAC
2. Shri Samir Mathur, Member, DUAC
3. Shri Abhimanyu Dalal, Member, DUAC