It is finally a dream come true for the Andhra Pradesh Assembly which will soon be presented with an iconic structure that will be built in the capital city of Amaravati. With an aim to give it a design that will be globally appealing, the CM Chandrababu Naidu has hired renowned UK designers – Norman Foster and team to create blueprints that will be in sync with the global design trends. As per the experts, the structures are sure to make the world get up and take notice.
Mr. Sreedhar Cherukuri, the CRDA Commissioner stated that with 90% of the design work having been completed, the architectural firm is now busy giving finishing touches by working on some changes based on the suggestions that the CM gave them after going through the latest batch of sketches.
The structure of the assembly building will be divided into three blocks. Of these, one of the blocks will accommodate the assembly building and its secretariat, the second will comprise of the council building along with its secretariat while the third one will be accommodate a huge central hall and a convention hall. The three blocks will be spread across a space of 4 lakh square feet which is surely a massive area when compared to the 1 lakh square feet on which the present assembly buildings stand. During the times when the assembly will be in session, the general public will be allowed to venture up to the central hall.
A source close to the whole designing process confessed that all the walls of the assembly and the council halls will be made of glass to offer transparency to all the proceedings. He added that this would give the general public a chance to view the entire proceedings from the central hall. This will be the first ever legislature hall in the world to have transparent walls. According to the source, with the modern technology offering options for live streaming of the assembly proceedings, there is hardly any need to conduct the proceedings in privacy and secrecy.
Another attractive feature that is sure to stun the visitors will be the huge tower with air holes built into it. With a height of 170-180 meters, the visitors will be able to go up to the top of the tower. Plans are on to install a watch and view telescope at the uppermost level of the tower that will enable the people to get a bird’s eye view of the city. According to Mr. Sreedhar the top level would be able to accommodate 5000 people at any given time.