The design proposal for the School of Planning and Architecture in Delhi is rooted in the belief that space for recreation is essential in a city and that this space should not merely exist for recreation.
The location of the site puts the proposed school campus not just adjacent to, but within the eco-system of the Delhi Ridge. The campus design seeks to maintain and enhance these eco-systems. A variety of landscapes are created using the characteristics of the topography, climate and vegetation cover.
The experience of a city can only be positive when the there is an intricate network of open, public and recreational spaces with a variety of uses, ranging in scale and differing in potential activities:play, sports, shopping, walking, gathering, etc. The Open Campus will add to this network with an almost iconic public space: ‘the Canyon’.