Urban Design, Pakistan

Timothy Hatton Architects were approached to design a commercial satellite town on the outskirts of a large city in Pakistan.

Priority was placed on maximising the commercial aspects of the site, including a considerable volume of retail space, while creating a town with a sense of identity and a coherent sequence of public spaces.

A high rise residential area and a five star hotel were also specified in the brief.

A seasonal river running through the plot, relatively steep gradients, high humidity and a significant rainy season in late summer as a well as transportation and access issues were important considerations for our proposal.