Planned as the financial CBD for the Indian state of Gujarat, the German company’s entry was selected from invited participants because of the way it integrated a unique public space into the neighbourhood. The form of the project evolves over time in a step-by-step process from the excavated earth of the building construction. This signature feature of the masterplan avoids earth transportation, allowing for resources to be recycled onsite. The result is a landscape that transitions between high-rise towers offering space which can be utilised for culture, leisure and sports activities.
Sitting next to the Sabarmati river, the area is characterised by a densely populated forest park. The organisation of this area reflects the hierarchy of the landscape with the main connection being through a linear path system that connects the two main stations with the surrounding office area. Converted into a 70 metre high multilevel hilltop, the raised topography maximises the potential for public spaces in the development.