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Design competition for BKC makeover

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority’s plans to hold a design competition asking famed architects to submit their designs that would increase the aesthetic of the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC).

mumbai Updated: Dec 14, 2010 01:55 IST
HT Correspondent

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority’s plans to hold a design competition asking famed architects to submit their designs that would increase the aesthetic of the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC).

“We intend to develop the Bandra-Kurla Complex in conformity with the global norms and improve its visual and aesthetic appeal," said Dilip Kawathkar, joint project director, MMRDA.

The MMRDA has asked architects and landscapers to submit their designs in the next four months, which will then be evaluated by officials. The winner of the competition will be given Rs 5 lakh reward.

The MMRDA will develop BKC with the help of corporate sponsors and through its own resources. The MMRDA has already committed Rs 150 crore for the project.

The development authority plans to improve the road network and also to create bicycle tracks in the complex.

The MMRDA will be holding the design completion for the beautification of the G, GN, G-Txt and E blocks in BKC.

The 178 hectare BKC, which has come up on marshy land, is one of the most costly areas in Mumbai. It is next only to its upmarket counterpart Nariman Point in south Mumbai.