Global Design Competition for a Nature Park & Pedestrian Bridge

We invites multi-disciplinary design teams that are capable of designing and delivering a technically demanding and environmentally sensitive makeover in the heart of India’s Financial Capital, Mumbai.

Category Project Competition
Type International, Project, Restricted, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Landscape, Urban
Country Mumbai, India
RegDeadline 1 February 2016 GoogleCal iCal
1 February 2016 (via Online)
Eligibility Each team must show proven expertise in relevant architecture, engineering, landscape architecture and urban planning. In addition, teams must include specialists in biological sciences, environmental management and any other areas of specialisation that

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) invites multi-disciplinary design teams that are capable of designing and delivering a technically demanding and environmentally sensitive makeover in the heart of India’s Financial Capital, Mumbai. There are two major components of this makeover. The first is the comprehensive makeover of the Maharashtra Nature Park (MNP) and the second is a pedestrian-and-cyclist-only bridge over the Mithi River. The context of this 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. Next to creating high quality and inspiring designs for Maharashtra Nature Park and the pedestrian-and-bicycle bridge, competition entries need to show how plans will positively impact these developments. The winning entry will have to inspire and impress twenty million Mumbaikars who are steadfastly determined to restore the Mithi River to its rightful place in the city’s ecosystem and are equally resolute in making their city more inclusive, nature-loving, liveable and better connected. This holistic development is streamlined with the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and the Smart Cities vision of Shri. Narendra Modi, Honourable Prime Minister of India, and promotes the adoption of smart solutions for efficient use of available assets that enhances the quality of urban life for all. It encourages citizen participation in the formulation of their city’s future.
The competition seeks expressions of interest and design proposals for MNP and bridge, supported by evidence of pertinent technical awareness, and relevant design expertise at Stage 1. At Stage 2, five shortlisted competitors will be asked to develop their respective Master Plans. The winner will work with the MMRDA to further develop their Master Plan in line with the statutory environmental guidelines, and other building and construction regulations up to a point that it could be delivered by a contractor.

Mr UPS Madan, Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA – Chair of the Jury Panel
Dr Pheroza Godrej, Naturalist and Art Conservator
Mr Sudheendra Kulkarni, Chairman, Observer Research Foundation (ORF) Mumbai
Mr Ton Venhoeven, Globally celebrated architect and urban designer
Dr Bimal Patel, President, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, and Director, HCP Design Planning and Management PVT. Ltd.
Dr Rakesh Kumar, Scientist & Head, National Environmental Engineering and Research Institute (NEERI)
Mr Ethan Kent, Vice President, Project for Public Places
Mr Sanjay Sethi (IAS), Additional Metropolitan Commissioner MMRDA – Convener of the Competition
Mr Gautam Kirtane, Fellow, Observer Research Foundation Mumbai– Convener of the Competition

An equal honorarium of Rs. 5,00,000 will be paid to each of the five teams shortlisted to take part in Stage 2 including the eventual winner.
The winning entry will be awarded a prize of Rs. 50,00,000. If elements of the winning design can be used in the final commission, a comparable amount of this prize will be adjusted against the contract fee in the future.
The winner shall be paid the professional fees based on the cost estimates and negotiated for consolidated percentage of fees.

Entry Fee

Issuance of the Stage 2 brief and invitation to submit a detailed solution with comments from the Jury on their stage 1 submission: 10 February, 2016
Facilitative dialogue and site visit: 10 March, 2016
Final submission and presentation to the jury: 10 April, 2016

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA)

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