Shortlisted Entry

Sumit Jadhav

Rethinking public transportation infrastructure through understanding the characteristics of ecosystems to look at architecture as a transformative and adaptive force in the urban context


“If we consider ecology as a metaphor for Mumbai, what will be the element that is creating it?” “Then public Transportation will be the DNA of the city.

Transportation can serve as a key transformative force as this is an interface between the public and their infrastructure.

It has shapes the city through its evolving process. “Public transport system is an integral part of a city like Mumbai as it has been the locus for growth and development.

Mumbai’s BEST bus is one of the oldest Transportation Systems. BEST can be transformed when architecture begins to respond and play out through the ecosystems that are around that particular structure and is created over the time. Here, we can apply all the characteristics of a natural ecosystem. An ecosystem where all organisms are dependent upon each other and help one another to evolve and adapt.

What Best really need to just break their boundary and allow people to be part of infrastructure. Need to negotiate with their space and make infrastructure adaptive for toady’s context. Which will help the   new infrastructure has capacity to solve problems which city is facing or city gone face in future.

As time changes, necessities where also get shifted to something else. How can be developing today’s context, and how it can change its purposes when requirements get shifted.’