Green Strider

A new precinct inspired by the courts and plinths of south Asian space.

Greater Noida, India

This proposal for a large mixed-use development south of New Delhi reads the program in a typological manner in order to generate “characters” drawn from a range of sources including historic types and nature. The characters — sockel, atoll, bridge, rotors, and minos — derive their meaning through engaging the complexity of courts and plinths of south Asian space, the broad Yamuna River floodplain and the experiential richness of a modern campus program.

A ‘hovering building’ hosting space for start-up businesses, the living bridge connects the architectural ensemble as well as providing a link between urban form and the surrounding riparian landscape.

Project Info

  • Design 2010-11 (competition)
  • Size 62,750 sm (15.5 acres)
  • Collaborators Samuel Scheibel, Design Cell, Carolin Mees, Luis Vélez-Alvarez, Michael Loschiavo, Michael Cincala