A single sweeping curve emanating from the ground level on one side flies out suspended freely at the opposite side in exposed concrete to create this gateway. It is 25m wide and spans an opening of 20m with three stainless steel clad M.S. columns rising to a total height of 21.5m from which suspension cables tie the free end.
Sixty tonnes of steel went into the creation of this gateway that becomes an emphatic entrance to an 1100 acre township called TDI City situated at Kundli towards the north of Delhi.The asymmetrical design creates a sculptural form that offers different views from each angle of approach. Curvilinear granite clad walls in plan create space for the signage of the township while housing the security rooms within.
The sectional curve of the concrete roof creates an interesting juxtaposition of form with the plan curves of the signage walls.Long slit punctuate the roof reducing the weight of the concrete and creating and interesting play of light below. In the night these slit openings are lit with blue xenon strips creating a different look
Credit: Sanjay Puri and Deepan Gohil.