Canadian High Commission, Delhi
Architect – Cp Kukreja & Associates
Area – 17 acres
Cost – 1.50 crores
Construction year – 1999-2000
The Canadian High commission is built on a site of 17 acres in Chanakaypuri area. The compound has three residential areas, Chancery and amenity blocks.
The landscape design approach is to blend the outdoor spaces with internal spaces visually and physically. The design for the housings areas consist of large common greens as well as individual frontages and back gardens. The common greens have undulating earth forms giving it a natural and informal character. Senior staff housing has large individual areas while junior staff housing has large common greens.
Both natural elements like earth forms, water and plant material are used to create both formal & informal settings. Informal areas have local stones & local fauna while formal areas have some exotic species too. The overall style is simple, functional and green.