Design
Competition | Redesigning Maharashtra Nature Park, Mumbai
LA 51
The two major components of the competition are - the comprehensive makeover of the Maharashtra Nature Park (MNP) and a pedestrian-and cyclist only bridge over the Mithi River. While the Maharashtra Nature Park is a unique 37-acre forested park established upon a former garbage dump along the south bank of the Mithi River, Mithi River Bridge would be a vital pedestrian connectivity expected to see over 50,000 users daily. The context of the competition is further shaped by plans to clean the Mithi River, to develop the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) and by the future urban renewal of Dharavi - India's most prominent informal settlement.
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) announced the winners of its international competition to redesign the city's Maharashtra Nature Park and the pedestrian/cyclist Bridge over the Mithi River. The jury panel included UPS Madan, Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA, Dr Pheroza Godrej, Naturalist and Art Conservator, Sudheendra Kulkarni, Ton Venhoeven, Bimal Patel, Dr Rakesh Kumar, Ethan Kent, Pravin Darade and Gautam Kirtane. From thirty multi-discplinary teams from around the world, the expert jury selected a long list of eight teams, a four-team shortlist, two finalists, and finally, an overall competition winner.

Winning Design Team:

Sameep Padora & Associates (sP+a)

Ratan J Batliboi Consultants Pvt. Ltd.

Design Cell

Schlaich Bergermann & Partner

Ladybird Environmental Consulting

Knowledge partners- Ayala Phytotechnology Applications


 


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