The BUCKINGHAM CANAL PROJECT – Urban Design Studio Approach

Chennai, popularly known as Madras is a water drain basin featuring three major seasonal rivers and had thousands of lakes which collected the water from the hills and hillocks around the region. All the water bodies in the city are perpendicular to the sea, thus draining into the sea along the slope. But, the British ‘marvel’ – The Buckingham Canal is parallel to the sea, draining in strategic points into the sea.

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