Location: Vasant Kunj, Delhi, India
Project Work Status: Competition Projects
Area: First Phase - 40,000Sq.M.; Second Phase - 120,000 Sq.M.
Client: Spa Delhi
Team: Architecture Brio, Parallax Design Studio
Project Completed: 2009
The design proposal is rooted in the belief that space for recreation is essential in a city and that this space should not merely exist for recreation.
The experience of a city can only be positive when the there is an intricate network of open, public and recreational spaces with a variety of uses, ranging in scale and differing in potential activities:play, sports, shopping, walking, jogging, meeting, gathering, etc. The Open Campus will add to this network with an almost iconic public space: 'the Canyon'. The design of the 'Open Campus' uses multidirectional building blocks, giving one the possibility to move from one arbitrary spot in to another arbitrary spot in the master plan through numerous different routes. These multiple points of access increase the potential for interaction and communication in an enormous way.
The location of the site puts the proposed campus not just adjacent to, but within the eco-system of the Delhi Ridge. The proposed campus design seeks to maintain and enhance these eco-systems. A variety of landscapes are created using the characteristics of the topography, climate and vegetation cover.