MINUTES OF THE 1504TH MEETING OF THE DELHI URBAN ART COMMISSION HELD ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2019.

A. The minutes of the 1503rd of the Delhi Urban Art Commission held on 21.08.2019 were confirmed and approved.

B. Projects proposal
SL. No. PROPOSAL OBSERVATIONS /SUGGESTIONS DECISION REMARKS
B. ACTION TAKEN REPORT ON MINUTES OF THE 1502ND MEETING HELD ON AUGUST 16, 2019.

The Action Taken Report on the minutes of the 1502nd meeting of the Commission held on August 16, 2019, was tabled.

Noted by the Commission.

C. Project Proposals

1 BUILDING PLANS IN RESPECT OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDING AT PLOT NO. 102, BLOCK-171, SUNDER NAGAR. (CONCEPTUAL STAGE).

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

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

i. It was observed that Plot No. 102 is carved out from the existing plot of size 39.62 sqm which appears to be sub-division of the plot. It was decided that the status of the plot shall be verified by the concerned local body first, with its detailed comments in the matter, along with a duly certified copy of the approved layout of the area.

ii. The plot appears to be first amalgamated and then sub-divided which is in contradiction to Clause 4.4.3. (iv), Chapter 4, MPD-2021 which clearly states Sub-division of the plot is not permissible in Plotted developments.

iii. In view of the above, the concept of the proposal is rejected and is referred back to the architect without consideration of the Commission.

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

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

2 LAYOUT AND BUILDING PLANS IN RESPECT OF LOCAL SHOPPING CENTE, PASCHIM PURI.

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

2. Earlier, the building plans of the proposal were approved by the Commission at its meeting held on November 22, 2007. The Commission agreed on NOC for completion plans proposal at its meeting held on January 3, 2014.

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

i. Efforts were made to contact the architect on Skype, but he was not available.

ii. From the details/ drawings/ 3D views/project report etc. submitted it appears that the part of the building has been built post-completion, therefore, a certificate/approvals taken for additionally built areas/changes made to the structure, after taking completion certificate from the concerned local body, be submitted.

iii. In view of the above, the proposal was returned to the concerned local body without consideration of the Commission.

Not approved, observations are given.

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

3 BUILDING PLANS IN RESPECT OF POLICE POST AT MANGLAPURI. (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 17, 2019, and specific observations were given.

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

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

ii. It was observed that in terms of the earlier observations of the Commission communicated vide DUAC observation letter no. OL-05071927072 dated 25.07.2019 indicated at sr. no. 2 (ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, viii, ix) have not been complied with. It shall be re-submitted after compliance.

iii. It is not clear whether the building is air-conditioned or not. If not, then appropriate shading devices/ mechanisms shall be clearly marked on the plan, elevation and 3D Views (as appropriate).

iv. It is suggested to modify the design of the porch, i.e. remove the columns and make it cantilevered to make it a workable drop off along with lowering it's height. Also, it is suggested to remove the stairs and ramp at the entrance and instead provide a raised tabletop in order to enable drop-off at the porch entrance.

v. Proposed 3D view of the site shall be superimposed with the existing context of the surroundings, for better understanding of the proposal in actual environment, and to make it clearer.

vi. The entry to the building from the stilt parking does not seem to be appropriate. It is suggested to remove the parking from the stilts and relocate it in the basement (for PCR, Long term and short term parking) etc.

vii. In case basement is planned, it is suggested to provide a gradual slope from the Ground level to reach the level of the basement to avoid ramp, as the size of the site might not allow for provision of a 2-way ramp. This slope can start from front setback and end towards the Rear side entrance.

viii. The stilt floor then can be used as arrival space including reception, waiting etc. and shall be designed as an inviting space.

ix. Pedestrian linkages to be appropriately landscaped in the site shall be established and indicated on the plans. Proper signage's to be provided throughout the site at various locations.

x. The site does not have a consolidated green. It is suggested to remove the stack parking along the boundary and create the space as green space.

xi. Display boards to be located appropriately to display appropriate public information essential for the complex.

xii. The ladies/ gents toilet shall be appropriately screened from the corridor by design interventions.

xiii. Location of the physically challenged toilet is not appropriate. It shall be located close to the lift/ staircase lobby to make it easily accessible for the disabled.

xiv. All service equipment, solar panels, etc. at the terrace and all other levels should be camouflaged (as per point nos. 10, 11 &12 of the CPAA (Criterion for Project Assessment and Approval) available on DUAC website at www.duac.org.

xv. Public art to be improved. The public art provisions to be given as per Chapter 13 "Provision for Public Art" of the Unified Building Bye-Laws 2016 (UBBL) for Delhi, and in terms of the point nos. 14 of the CPAA (Criterion for Project Assessment and Approval) available on DUAC website at www.duac.org.

xvi. 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.

xvii. All the portions of the site be made universally accessible as per provisions made in Chapter 11 "Provision for Universal Design for Differently Abled, Elderly and Children" of the Unified Building Bye-Laws 2016 (UBBL) for Delhi.

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

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

4 BUILDING PLANS IN RESPECT OF COMMERCIAL BUILDING ON PLOT NO. 2048 TO 2056, DR. H.C. SEN ROAD, NEAR KAURIA PUL. (CONCEPTUAL STAGE).

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

2. Earlier the proposal was approved by the Commission at its meeting held on January 4, 2019.

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

i. The façade of the building looks very contemporary and is not contextual to the surroundings i.e. does not match the heritage character of Shahjahanabad. Thus, it is suggested to use materials like Sandstone etc. for the cladding, along with minimized use of glass to blend the building with the surroundings.

ii. The boundary wall to be redesigned so as to make it look more see-through i.e. an open design which allows clear view at eye-level.

iii. Proper signage's to be provided throughout the site at various locations.

The concept of the proposal accepted, observations are given.

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

5 BUILDING PLANS IN RESPECT OF 12, H. BAL BHARTI PUBLIC SCHOOL, IV AND V, UNIT-1 AT PITAMPURA, DELHI.

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

2. Earlier the proposal was approved by the Commission at its meeting held on March 23, 1988.

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

i. The location of the proposed block on the South side does not seem appropriate as the proposed stilt area for parking and multipurpose hall on the above floor would block the ventilation of the rooms on the lower floors and create a well in the middle courtyard thus making it unfit for use for school assemblies/ functions. Also, the students would need to cross the stilt parking to reach the playground, thus making it dangerous for them to cross over.

ii. It was observed that the drawings submitted is not as per the colour coding provisions given in the Clause 2.1.3, chapter-2 of Unified building Bye-Laws for Delhi (UBBL) 2016. The same may be re-submitted as per provisions made in the UBBL 2016.

iii. A complete parking plan shall be provided for the entire site, which shows the circulation, car parking (location of cars with numbers), movement etc. to clearly define the proposed vehicular movement in the site (after addition of the stilt parking).

iv. Existing parking and the parking from additional FAR (proposed) to be shown clearly on the layout plan with the bifurcation of two.

v. Proposed 3D view of the site shall be superimposed with the existing context of the surroundings, for better understanding of the proposal in actual environment, and to make it clearer.

vi. The ventilation of the toilet at the ground floor in the proposed block does not seem to be appropriate. It needs to be redesigned keeping in mind the above and be re-submitted.

vii. Pedestrian movement throughout the whole complex with its linkages to the various blocks and other facilities for the convenient movement of the pedestrians, especially for the younger children, be ensured.

viii. Pedestrian linkages, from entrance of the school shall be established and indicated appropriately on the plans. Proper signage's to be provided throughout the site at various locations.

ix. Wherever there is student movement along the roads, raised tabletop shall be provided for the seamless and safe movement of pedestrians.

x. The column layout in the basement is missing. The same shall be provided by superimposing with the proposed car parking layout.

xi. All the portions of the site be made universally accessible as per provisions made in Chapter 11 "Provision for Universal Design for Differently-abled, Elderly and Children" of the Unified Building Bye-Laws 2016 (UBBL) for Delhi.

xii. All service equipment, solar panels, etc. at the terrace and all other levels should be camouflaged (as per point nos. 10, 11 &12 of the CPAA (Criterion for Project Assessment and Approval) available on DUAC website at www.duac.org.

xiii. 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.

Not approved, observations are given.

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

6 BUILDING PLANS IN RESPECT OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDING ON PLOT NO. 2, UNDERHILL ROAD, CIVIL LINES, DELHI. (CONCEPTUAL STAGE).

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

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

i. The details of the typical units (Ground, 1st and 2nd floors) to be provided at an appropriate scale for better understanding of the design and functioning of the dwelling units.

ii. It is suggested to convert the Central driveway to a common Central Green with proper landscaping to provide a better view to the dwelling units. Further, it is suggested to utilise the entire basement for parking so as to accommodate the required number of car parks. Surface parking to be minimised.

iii. As per the details provided, approximately 251 ECS is provided on the surface. But, the parking plan does not show the location of the same. It shall be ensured to locate the surface parking on plan and redesign the parking as per clause (ii) mentioned above.

iv. Pedestrian linkages to be appropriately landscaped, covered/ shaded walkways, in the site shall be established and indicated on the plans. Proper signage's to be provided throughout the site at various locations.

v. It is suggested to provide the dwelling unit entry from the backside (i.e. from the driveway on the side setbacks after incorporating the design as per clause (ii) mentioned above.

vi. The median separator and other road elements, i.e. Ramp to the basement shall be relocated to rear, as per the revised parking plan.

vii. As per the submitted proposal, the ratio of the green/ open spaces is not rationalised and thus shall be reviewed and re-designed with appropriate landscape elements.

viii. The service balcony in the kitchens and TV dish antennas shall be screened appropriately.

ix. Proposed 3D view of the site shall be superimposed with the existing context of the surroundings, for better understanding of the proposal in actual environment, and to make it clearer.

x. All service equipment at the terrace should be properly camouflaged (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.

xi. 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.

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

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

7 PLANS IN RESPECT OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDING AT 68, GOLF LINKS, NEW DELHI.

1. The proposal was forwarded by the NDMC (online) for consideration in the Commission.

2. Earlier, the Commission considered the proposal at its meeting held on July 3, 2019. It was not approved, and specific observations were given.

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

i. Proposed 3D view of the site shall be superimposed with the existing context of the surroundings, for better understanding of the proposal in actual environment, and to make it clearer.

ii. The provision of the proposed elevational beam at the ground floor is not understood. Detailed comments and a proper section shall be given to understand it correctly.

iii. The provisions of setbacks in the proposal are to be determined and verified by the concerned local body and shall be as per the prevailing Lutyen's Bungalow Zone guidelines and approved Master Plan of the Golf Links area.

iv. The submitted landscape plan is not acceptable. Native planting species shall be planted as per relevant norms.

v. The gate location appears to be changed from the original. As per the Golf Link area development rules, it cannot be changed. The design shall be reviewed and re-submitted keeping in view the above.

vi. The submitted site photographs are not clear and do not show the required details. They need to be resubmitted with proper uncut views from all the sides.

vii. The provided car parking for the plot seems to be inadequate and needs to be revised as per norms given in UBBL-2016 (for the given plot size).

viii. It was observed that in terms of the earlier observations of the Commission communicated vide DUAC observation letter no. OL-25061924014 dated 12.07.2019 indicated at sr. no. 2 (iii) have not been complied with.

ix. All service equipment at the terrace should be properly camouflaged (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.

Not approved, observations are given.

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

8 COMPLETION PLANS IN RESPECT OF GUEST HOUSE FOR GOVT. OF GUJRAT AT 25-B, AKBAR ROAD, NEW DELHI.

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

2. The building plans of the proposal were approved by the Commission at its meeting held on June 30, 2017.

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

Approved

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

9 BUILDING PLANS IN RESPECT OF OFFICE BUILDING FOR THE MINISTRY OF SKILL DEVELOPMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP, KAUSHAL BHAWAN, MOTI BAGH, NEW DELHI.

1. The proposal was forwarded by the NDMC (online) for consideration in the Commission.

2. Earlier, the Commission considered the proposal at its meeting held on August 7, 2019. It was not approved, and specific observations were given.

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

i. The views provided in Option two (2) are approved.

ii. Proposed 3D view of the site shall be superimposed with the existing context of the surroundings, for better understanding of the proposal in actual environment, and to make it clearer.

iii. The parking provided around the Banyan tree is suggested to be removed and accommodated elsewhere. The opened up space is suggested to be used as a Theme based Public plaza depicting the character of the Ministry of Skill Development.

iv. The vehicular movement at the entrance seems to be two-way. The same shall be modified (by means of design) to ensure a one-way conflict free movement.

v. The public art provisions to be given as per Chapter 13 "Provision for Public Art" of the Unified Building Bye-Laws 2016 (UBBL) for Delhi, and in terms of the point nos. 14 of the CPAA (Criterion for Project Assessment and Approval) available on DUAC website at www.duac.org.

vi. 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.

Not approved, observations are given.

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

10 PLANS IN RESPECT OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDING AT PLOT NO. 207, GOLF LINKS, NEW DELHI.

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

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

i. Proposed 3D view of the site shall be superimposed with the existing context of the surroundings, for better understanding of the proposal in actual environment, and to make it clearer.

ii. The light and ventilation of the 1.29m wide passage do not seem appropriate. The same shall be re-looked at.

iii. The location of the toilet at the entrance is suggested to be re-looked at.

iv. The scale and proportion of the design and architectural elements in the facade seem to be out of scale and proportion. They shall be reviewed and re-designed to make the facade look uncluttered and harmonious.

v. All service equipment, solar panels, etc. at the terrace and all other levels should be camouflaged (as per point nos. 10, 11 &12 of the CPAA (Criterion for Project Assessment and Approval) available on DUAC website at www.duac.org.

vi. 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.

Not 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 28, 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