Vadodara Bharuch Toll Plaza
Toll plazas are one of the most neglected forms of contemporary architecture even though millions of people use it everyday; some to cross territories and others for employment.
When the Vadodara Bharuch toll plaza was to be built on NH 8 in Gujarat, the client wanted to create a new bench mark in the toll plaza industry. This led to intensiveresearch that broke down the toll plaza into fundamental elements based on need, form and function. Essential to a tolling system are island booths to seat people who collect the toll, a canopy for weather protection, an office or management block and a tunnel to connect the islands with the management. The most interesting aspect of a toll plaza is that it never sleeps- functionally, it has to operate round the clock.
Contributed by: Ar.Sourabh Gupta.
Complete Article and Images are available in Building Giants Nov 2013 Issue