The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority announced City Collaborative - an Indian-German team - the winner of an international design competition to redevelop and vitalize the Maharashtra Nature Park and design a pedestrian and cyclist bridge over the Mithi River.
The demands on the design and delivery of the project are technically challenging and highly representative of the need for revitalisation and “makeover” of an environmentally sensitive area in the heart of Mumbai, India’s Financial Capital. The project sets new environmental precedents to educate, connect, engage, and mobilise the local population.
Creating a secure zone for pedestrians is a response to the future urban development plans of Bandra-Kurla Complex, and the renewal of the Dharavi area, which includes plans for cleaning the Mithi River and providing residents and the local community with high quality and inspiring environments that will positively impact the Mumbaikars and the city’s ecosystem.
The winning design includes a 300-metre-long pedestrian and cyclist bridge over the Mithi River that allow circulation across the park and the adjacent mud flat areas. The bridge design is curved in plan and varies from 9 m to 15 m in width, with shading canopies and seating areas, providing thus a new urban space to the city and the park.
For more detailed information about the competition requirements, please click here.
City Collaborative is the Indian-German multidisciplinary team comprised of:
sP+a Sameep Padora and Associates, Mumbai, India
Ratan J Batliboi Architects, Mumbai, India
Ladybird Environmental Consulting, Maharashtra, India
schlaich bergermann partner, Berlin, Germany