Islamabad Expressway

Islamabad, Pakistan

Conceptual Master Plan

  • 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.


  • 4 distinct districts, evenly distributed along the length of the expressway, molded into the existing terrain and structures.
  • Each district responds to its immediate adjacency to existing context.

Roadway Networks

  • Curved street pattern adapted to site topography.
  • Optimized street network to channel auto traffic into a hierarchy system.
  • 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 with dedicated lanes for motorists, transit passengers, bikers, and pedestrians.

Pedestrian Networks

  • A sophisticated network with various parks and playfields linked by footbridges, walkways, and trails.
  • Site topography and roadway design providing unique gateway experience along entering roads.