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Walking in the sky

Nick Myall
Monday 29 Oct 2018

This forward thinking proposal aims to make use of Delhi’s metro lines to provide aerial walkways

The development of various public transport modes in Delhi, India, like railway lines, the Delhi metro, bus stops and auto-rickshaw stands has increased the number of pedestrians on the city’s roads. Due to a lack of proper walking space for the pedestrians on most of the major road junctions in the city, the intersection of the vehicular traffic with the pedestrians causes a call for alarm when it comes to the safety of the people.

Concept - Segregation through Integration

The concept from Chaukor studio aims to revitalize the space along the city’s metro lines and utilize it to generate green eco-friendly skywalk which could separate the pedestrians from the vehicular movement in heavy traffic regions and will also add to an overall experience to the people of Delhi.

Construction - Modular and Portable

The design is modular in nature and can be replicated using the same structural module at various places. This opens up numerous possibilities of placing other FOBs and skywalks around the city along with the existing metro lines, flyover as per the site requirements and conditions.

With modularity comes portability and affordability, large scale off-site production is possible in modular designs and can be efficiently transported and assembled on site in very less time. This reduces the construction time exponentially without hampering the existing circulation routes on site.

Aesthetics 

The overall structure is a space frame and provides large spans without using heavy structural members. This makes the overall structure lightweight and contemporary. The frame is designed on the concept of fractal geometry in which a given module is replicated at various scales to reach the overall form. This provides with high visual complexity while enabling ease in construction. In this case; the fractal module used is a tetrahedron. The design thus becomes modular in nature and can be replicated using the same structural module at various places. This opens up numerous possibilities of placing other FOBs and skywalks around the city along with the existing metro lines, flyover as per the site requirements and conditions. 

This is a simple idea that can sustainably integrate with Delhi’s existing infrastructure and revitalize the surrounding environment for a better future.

Key Facts:

Transport
Architecture
India

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