(GENERAL - Not Chennai Building Rules)
I. Tower and Podium type high rise structure upto 50 M may be allowed with the following:
a) For Podium i. e ground plus first floor alround setback shall be 7 M alround
b) For the Tower block the coverage and alround setback shall be minimum 50% of the Podium block and shall be atleast 3 M from the Podium edge on all sides.
c) The fire safety and escape measures for the Tower Block shall be independent of the Podium Block.
II. Stepped type or Pyramidal type Hi-rise Structure:
Such type of hi-rise building block may be allowed for height above 30 M with the following Open Space requirements:
a) At ground level: Minimum 8 M all round open space for the first five floors.
b) At upper floors: Increase of 1 M all round open space or more for every 5 upper floors or 15 M height or part thereof over and above the ground level open space of minimum 8 M.
(Source: Government of Andhra Predesh Municipal Administation & Urban Development (M). G. O. Ms. No. 86 Dated 3rd March 2006) HUDA
In the UAE Abu Dhabi a 3 Basement + 2 Podium + 20 TYP Tower ((data to be supplied by the Regulator with Mulkia (Title Deed Site Plan))
Plot area: 2,467 m2 / 26,555 ft2
Maximum allowed Basement footprint area: 2,467 m2
Podium Height (max) Max footprint area
1. 1 Storey 1,620 m2
2. 1 Storey 1,620 m2
Max allowed Podium Total
Area 3,000 m2
Tower Height (Max) Max footprint area
20 1,238 m2
Max allowed Tower
Area (Above Podium) 25,284 m2
Max allowed Gross
Built-up floor area 25,284 m2
Minimum Open Space Ground Coverage: 847 m2
Required Parking: 255 parking spaces
Maximum Number of Basements: 3
Required Pedestrian Corridor - Yes
Use of Podium: Retail, entertainment, offices, garage
Use of Tower: Residential
Use of Basement: Garage and mechanical rooms
A. M. Ibrahim
Chennai – Tamil Nadu