The Urban Design team at Edifice shares a new vision for the Buckingham canal in Chennai.
The Buckingham Canal is a man-made, saltwater, navigation canal that runs parallel to the oromandel Coast in the north-south direction. For the Chennai Metropolitan area, the canal serves as an important route for the transportation of goods. It also helps manage flood waters and regulates the fragile ecosystem for the city. As is a common occurrence for cities across the globe, today the Canal faces an existential crisis that brings to attention our fragmented and almost broken relationship with the natural world.