A Well Planned Urban Concept

Moka aims to offer its visitors and residents a modern city that respects the regions’ rich history and beautiful natural environment. Discover the good governance measures which were set up to be in line with this objective.

A question of balance

Ever respectful of Moka’s history, the Smart City’s master plan strikes a balance between the old, the new, and the natural environment, to form a vibrant city focused on community living.

Our Challenge: to create an urban area where guidelines do not stifle individual expression but help build bridges between different interests.

What is a successful urban project?

A successful urban concept seamlessly blends its facilities, architecture, and the natural environment into a coherent whole for a sense of community and a comfortable lifestyle. For it to be a success, there should be no disconnect between its various elements.

How do we guarantee our quality standards?

Our various tools and procedures guarantee that projects within the Smart City respect our vision whilst allowing private investors and architects room to express their creative vision and individuality.

  • Urban Planning

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    Our urban planning regulations apply to the city as a whole and its various precincts. They provide a framework for developers and set the standards for quality urban living. These pertain to the environment, architecture and the proper maintenance of buildings over time. Our urban planning regulations are attached to every deed of sale and must be followed by all.

  • Urban guidelines

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    All projects must follow guidelines which apply to the city, its precincts, and blocks. Doing so guarantees a shared aesthetic for all buildings across the Moka Smart City.

  • The Project Evaluation Committee

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    A project evaluation committee carries out routine checks to ensure that all rules and specifications laid out in the masterplan are respected.

  • A Thorough Evaluation Process

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    The regulation committee assesses projects ahead of the submission of a Building and Land Use Permit application (BLUP). Using the urban planning regulations and architectural specifications laid out in the guidelines as a reference, the committee assesses a project’s capacity to meet sustainability and design standards while taking into account practical considerations. This process saves time for developers as they are immediately informed if they are not compliant.

    When considered compliant by the committee, the developer may submit their BLUP and documentation detailing how they plan to limit inconvenience to the neighbourhood during construction.

  • Constant Quality Control

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    During a project’s construction phase, Moka staff guarantees that all rules and regulations are respected. Once complete, they regularly assess whether our rules of good neighbourhood are respected.

About our Project Evaluation Committee

The success of a project depends on architects as much as on individuals who are not directly involved in it’s conception. This is where the project evaluation committy steps in! The committee is composed of:

  • Project Management Associations which help to manage neighbourhoods, and gives each owner the right to a vote
  • A purchaser’s marketing team
  • Technical teams
  • Neighbourhood architects who help define the architectural specifications
  • The ENL directors for a shared vision
  • Moka City’s urban planner

This committee communicates its vision to all developers operating in Moka City and ensures that all are on the same page.

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About our Urban Architect

Gabrielle Brun became Smart City Moka’s coordinator in 2018 and works in close collaboration with Nathan Iyer (from the Iyer architecture firm), who had already established the groundwork for the project years before.

Gabrielle’s daily mission is to embody the spirit of the project and make sure that the objectives which Moka City has set for itself are met. To achieve this goal, she relies on the urban planning regulations in place and the regulatory committee’s analysis on every project.

However, her primary role is to create a bridge between urban planning and architecture by helping all teams involved understand the Moka City vision by translating it in architectural terms. She also acts as a link between the various architects involved with Moka City in order to create a shared vision.