As a new special economic zone outside of Pune, Khed SEZ is envisioned to be a world-class community for scientific innovation and sustainability. The client, Bharat Forge Ltd., is India’s largest manufacturer and exporter of automotive components.
The team based the city planning and development on the Fully Integrated Thinking (FIT™) framework developed by HOK and Biomimicry 3.8. This creates an urban context that synthesizes human need, environmental stewardship and economic viability, creating a global model of urbanism where residents will live in harmony with nature.
Based on the SEZ guidelines, two components constitute Khed: the processing zone and the non-processing zone.
Inside processing zones, the plan calls for state-of-the-art infrastructure equipped with the latest technology. Careful consideration is given to the location of industries and their arrangements based on symbiotic relationships.
Non-processing zones act as the urban centers that cater to the creative class – people who are looking for a complete environment that meets their work and family needs.
11,200 acres / 4,500 hectares
Design and Planning Services
World Architecture News – Urban Design Award