Indore Central Jail

Indore 2009-2009 25acres

The existing Central Jail Indore (105 year old building) is located in the Central Business District (CBD) of Indore. It is within one kilometer radius of the Indore Railway station and around six kilometers from the Airport. The Re-densification project  entails to shift the central jail outside the city limits and redevelop this central land parcel with the said functional suitability by building residential and some mixed commercial.

The footprint of the Existing jail could be preserved in the Masterplan in the form of Radial & circular connecting internal Neighbourhood Roads & Quadrant Development around it. It was recommended that the Watch Tower & some existing structures of the old jail be preserved as part of 10% open space/ Public plaza and the Green space of the project be treated like a Urban Renewal / Public Heritage project owing to the jail being 105 years old & existing in the context. This may work a Masterplan USP similar to such Urban Renewal projects in the west. 

Remaining building structures of Old Jail can be used for public/semi-public spaces (Community Hall, Indoor games, Library, Society office, etc)