DHA Extension II

Islamabad, Pakistan
2009
Program
6,943 acre development including 26,859 residential plots and 5,355 commercial plots
 
Districts & Pedestrian Study
  • 4 distinct districts and a town center serving as an urban core for the entire development.
  • Inter-connected communities forming a complete new town by supplementing and supporting related functions.
  • Phasing strategy for the timing of district and town center construction.
Land Use
  • Strategic land use pattern to promote compact and mixed-use development for a safe and secure walking environment.
  • Dynamic yet balanced distribution of various land uses with a phasing strategy based on carefully-studied programs.
  • Variety of housing types provided to accommodate changing market needs and ensuring a successful development.
  • Each community designed with its own characteristics according to its location on the site and natural resources such as fluctuating topography and water features.
Major Roadway Networks
  • Curved street patterns to facilitate ventilation and storm water management.
  • Optimized street network to channelize auto traffic into a hierarchy system.
  • Limited access points on DHA Expressway to minimize interruption of fast-speed traffic flow and to reduce congestion.
  • Expanded green buffer along major roadways to eliminate negative impact of traffic noise and pollution on adjacent neighborhoods.
  • Appropriately-sized street widths and paced intersections to accommodate necessary travel demands with higher connectivity.
  • Shared surface streets for motorists, passengers, bikers, and pedestrians with dedicated lanes for each purpose.
Transit Options
  • All major communities and their centers serviced by public transit routes.
  • Transit stops coincide with community centers and major roadway intersections for convenient access and transfer.
  • Multi-modal transit network designed to accommodate various travel distances and speeds and to cover different service radii.
Open Space Networks
  • A sophisticated network with various types of parks and playfields linked by footbridges, walkways, and trails.
  • A balanced system providing a sense of community, place for recreation, protection from pollution, and preservation of natural resources.
  • Natural water courses and retention basins integrated for many kinds of activities.
View Opportunities
  • Site topography and roadway design providing unique gateway experience along the entering roads.
  • View corridors towards places of interest facilitating sense of orientation and enriching view experience.