NEW DELHI: Residents of Calcutta can soar into the sky with Siddha’s newly launched series of skywalks in four of their upcoming housing projects Siddha Galaxia, Siddha Sky, Siddha Suburbia and Siddha Eden LakeVille.
Siddha is among the country’s first realty enterprises to bring skywalks to the affordable housing segment. Besides affordability, the skywalks bring never-before experiences to several thousand home owners. An array of well-thought-out amenities makes Siddha SkyWalks a deluxe addition to residencies at no extra cost. Siddha Galaxia at Rajrahat announced earlier this year that it will have the World’s Longest Rooftop Skywalk, for instance.
Siddha Group managing director Sanjay Jain and director Siddharth Sethia, renowned architect JP Agrawal, principal landscape architect Madhup Mazumder and principal structural consultant Achyut Watve unveiled the many facets of Siddha SkyWalks.
Siddha has taken this concept to another dimension. It is developing rooftop joggers’ tracks across all its skywalks that are over two kilometre long. Each skywalk will boast of landscaped greens, sitting areas, decks for telescopes, clubs, cafes, auditoriums, water bodies with fountains, outdoor lounges, yoga and meditation spaces, amphitheatres, sundecks, seniors’ zones and juniors’ play areas.
“Congested cities are making it difficult to grow horizontally because land is scarce. The urban solution is to grow spaces vertically. Erstwhile ground-level facilities, therefore, have to move upward. We thought of rooftop skywalks. These create easy-to-access open spaces for the residents giving them lush greens, leisure activities and collective recreation on their expansive rooftops.”
For the residents, their projects’ high-in-the-sky activities will be a fascinating experience, which will make a status statement for the middle-income home owners we are targeting. Though the cost of a project naturally goes up with the addition of a skywalk, we will not pass it on to our customers,” said Siddha Group managing director Sanjay Jain.
Siddha has added sports and fitness activities in the skywalks, like tennis and badminton courts, gym, steam massage, carrom and table tennis, lawn bowling and a rock climbing wall in Siddha Suburbia while Siddha Eden LakeVille will feature a cricket pitch, badminton court, half basketball court, open table tennis, chess court, putting green, water sports and shooting range to look forward to.
Leading architects Agrawal and Agrawal of Calcutta, headed by JP Agrawal are designing these rooftop skywalks. Mumbai-based JW Consultants headed by Achyut Watve and credited with using Post Tensioning Technology for building structures for the first time in India, will exclusively provide innovative structural consultancy for our skywalks. Delhi-based Design Accord, headed by Madhup Mazumder, will provide specialized services for designing, master planning and landscaping overhead outdoor spaces.
“When you have multiple towers within a compound, the best way to interconnect them is offering a vast expanse and openness at rooftop skywalks. It’s unique for a residential complex. Siddha Skywalks at Siddha properties promise to offer a different experience altogether,” added Sanjay Jain.
Credits ET Realty