Well-designed streets are often an indicator of the quality of life that a city has to offer. Indian streets present a certain quality of urban space that is a result of the multiple, diverse stakeholders who simultaneously exert different demands on it. Poorly designed streets have a negative impact on its users. For example, in Mumbai, data shows that around 50% of the people dying in road crashes are pedestrians. This is a huge number for a population whose predominant mode of transport is walk (over 51%). Apart from this, poorly designed streets also contribute towards increased congestion, pollution and maintenance requirements.
MCGM, as a leader in seeking innovative solutions to urban problems, invites urban designers to set a vision for its streets that is creative, contextual, inclusive but also practical. Through this Lab, high-quality street design proposals are sought, which will be implemented by the city agencies themselves in the immediate future.
Some of the key principles for design to be considered are:
Any team that does not meet these criteria will not be eligible to take part. Eligible teams will need to provide their team details as outlined in 'Submission Requirements'. Teams that are unable to supply requisite documentation to confirm compliance with the eligibility criteria will be disqualified. The final decision will be made by the jury and will not be subject to appeal.
Stage 1: Competition
Stage 2: Studio
MCGM invites design proposals for 5 important streets located across Mumbai city. These 5 streets are scheduled to be taken up for improvements by MCGM's Road & Traffic Department in the coming year. Participating teams can choose to send in one design proposal each for a maximum of 2 streets. A summary of each street is given below. Additional details of the streets such as Total Station Surveys and volume counts will be available for the teams to download after registering.
Stage 1: Competition
Teams can send in one design proposal each for a maximum of 2 streets.
The following are the submission requirements for Stage 1.
|Sr. no||Submission description||Requirements||Submission details|
|1.||Presentation||1. Presentation on project understanding i.e. analysis of existing site situation, project intent etc
2. Presentation on proposed design concept with supporting drawings, views etc
|1 file in PDF format not more than 5 MB in size shall be uploaded.|
|2.||Drawings||1. Concept plan
2. Cross sections
3. Minimum 2 nos. 3D Views
4. Typical details if any
Drawings should show all major streetscape elements such as urban furniture, street lights, parking provision, crossings, traffic calming elements etc
|Drawings shall be composed on 2 A0 boards and uploaded in PDF format, not more than 5MB in size each.|
|3.||Team Details||Details about the team members such as:
||Details of the team members to be uploaded in the 'Team Details Summary' sheet format available in 'Apply' section of the website, in Excel format.|
CVs to be uploaded individually for each team member, in PDF format, not more than 1 MB in size each
Stage 2: Studio
Winning teams that enter the Studio will submit the following deliverables:
|1.||Holistic understanding of the site & its issues||20|
|2.||Design response to the following desired design benchmarks
|3.||Practical approach, ease of implementation etc||20|
The jury's decisions are final and not subject to appeal. The composition of the jury is subject to modification. Please note that any changes to the panel will be updated here.
Teams can use the following references to inform their design proposals. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and teams are encouraged to go beyond these, with reasonable grounds. The final decision on the winning designs rests with MCGM and the Jury panel.