Layered Interconnected Grounds

By Aurgho Jyoti

“Layered Interconnected Grounds” seeks to understand ways of utilising pockets of urban land that may be lying redundant or neglected in a more effective manner by “reinterpreting Delhi’s urbanism”. It demonstrates how this can be done through the example of the New Delhi Railway Station. Calling it a “compact urban district” in their entry, the contestants suggested creating a multi-layered network running from Central Park in Connaught Place to the New Delhi Railway Station environs. This would be done by creating various levels above the railway platforms and interspersing them with greenery and street furniture. The contestants envisaged the landscaped area – which may be considered as a generic peripheral park can be replicated at most railway stations providing multiple uses for the railway belt.