Safi has been founded and promoted by scholars and businessmen from Middle East envisioned developing an environment friendly enclave in Calicut, Kerala with the objectives of developing an international centre of learning, promoting the growth of alternate medicine, developing and promoting SAFI COMMUNITY HABITAT that ensures high quality of life for the inhabitants. The master plan for such a project envisaged the project as an institutional initiative of knowledge investment, a future resource hub running advance research and academic activities, promoting communities as partners in the development not as investors. The master plan as prepared by CEPT, Ahmedabad with Prof.Utpal Sharma as the Chief Planner demarcated 3 district zones- the central zone for common pool of resources, zone of learning and habitat zone. The key deliverables of the assignment after estimating demand and assessing the market for financial feasibility is to formulate guide lines and structure a scheme that can be presented to stakeholders for marketing
Site located at Aikkarappadi, Calicut admeasuring 161.87 hectares in a serene atmosphere with river Chaliyar running close bordering the site at North West for a stretch of 250m. The approach to master plan highlighted environmental responsiveness, resource efficiency and communal and cultural sensibility.
The architectural guide lines command the built spaces around a grand central open space flanked by departments and other student facilities. The main academic block with administrative academic and convention facilities integrated finding its space on the top of the hilly terrain and residential facilities placed on the slopes. The two arms of the main building flanking the grand central space ending in two symmetrically placed vertical buildings signifying the entrance to the area. Road network is designed in loops with one servicing the academic zone and another one giving access to residential areas.
Site Area-161.87 Hectares