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Approximate built-up area: Phase I = 1,37,800 sq.ft.
Phase II = 1,45,00 ,
Clubhouse = 3500 sq.ft.
Approximate total cost: 20 crore.
Year of Completion: 2002
Design Brief :
The challenge was to design exclusive units for senior citizens and the site given was a sloping one.

Concept :
The concept evolved after making a detailed study of the daily routine of senior citizens. For Phase I, an 'E' – shaped layout of buildings or wings, with two large courtyards and two smaller ones, all the wings being connected to each other, was planned. Phase two was planned as a 'C' –shaped structure with one large courtyard. The Clubhouse and pool with garden is in the center, flanked by the two structures.

Design :
This special residential project for Senior Citizens (First of this kind in SARC countries) at Pashan, Pune for Athashri Foundation is unique in concept; and caters to all Functional, recreational & emotional needs of senior citizens. It is meticulously designed for:
168 home units in Phase I and 165 in Phase II.

Entrance arch with security gate.
Spacious entrance lounge with reception and intercom in each building. A dining lounge, entertainment room, lecture hall, library, guest room and doctor’s room, are some of the facilities designed for, with suitable interior details.

Large courtyards housing an amphitheatre, garden with lotus pond, and falling waters in the third one. Smaller courtyards with skylights for interaction between residents. Entire terraces of both buildings are landscaped with kiosks and seating. The complex boasts of a clubhouse with a gymnasium, physiotherapy room, billiards room, swimming pool equipped with grab bars, changing rooms, and a large multipurpose hall for card & carom tables, which doubles up as yoga and meditation hall.

Most important of all, the whole complex is wheel chair enabled with ramps, and special lifts including a stretcher lift which reaches the terrace. The project is designed to be eco-friendly in nature. Development density & community connectivity are important factors as well as sharing facilities.