Bhubaneswar: After acquiring land of 4.04 acres for the ambitious BMC-ICOMC building project, the Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) has started the excavation work of the much-awaited project, as the building will be an iconic landmark along the busy Janpath.
The foundation is being prepared for a 11 storyed (G+11) structure.
The 2,31,000 square feet structure will be developed with an estimated cost of Rs 73 crore.
It will have adequate parking in basement, BMC office on lower and upper ground floor, Intelligent City Operations and Management Centre (ICOMC) facility on first and second floor, third floor with cafeteria and landscaped area with terrace.
BMC Commissioner’s office will be on fourth floor and all above floors will be used by BMC offices only.
The landscaping around the giant structure will have patterns or forms depicting fusion of modern architecture with Odissan temple architecture and its style.
The entry gate of the building will use the influence of temple architecture, monumental design and sandstone texture to go with the ambience and surrounding designs.
The ceremonial entry to the building will be at 4.5 metre above ground floor. The entry atrium is three-floor high to provide a grand entrance to the building.
The ICOMC, on the other hand, will be surveillance and monitoring hub for all kinds of city-based operations including early warning systems to make the city future-ready.