Essteam | Gopi Talao Redevelopment

Gopi Talao Redevelopment


Project by Urban Initiatives

Master Planning, Landscape and Urban Design of Redevelopment of an Existing Lake for Surat Municipal Corporation at Surat

– NDTV Design & Architecture Awards (Commendation) to Urban Initiatives for Landscape Category in the year 2015 for the project ‘Redevelopment of Gopi Talao as Lake, Surat’
– Delhi Architecture Festival – DAF Awards, Certificate of Second Award for the project ‘Rejuvenation of Gopi Talao as a Public Space’

Area: 9 Ha (90,000 sq m)
Year: 2016 (completed)

• The struggle to give this 400 year old water reservoir tank back to the city of Surat began in 2005. The eight year endeavour is about to culminate as this lake located in the heart of the old part of the city, is expected to be open for public in early part of 2015. The periphery of the lake is developed with lot of recreational facilities and also conservation of a very rare kind of tri-directional ancient step well.