Six Mumbai Architects Decide to Redesign Bandra for Beautification and Convenience
The group of architects who go by the name Bandra Collective comprise six Mumbai based architects have their own private architecture business practices. They have all lived and grown up in Bandra. Over the years they all had been complaining about bad the traffic, inconvenient sidewalks and no parks for kids. A phone call to Zameer Basrai of Busride Studio got them talking, and things soon started shaping up. Months later, the Bandra Collective meets almost every ten days to plan their next project. In collaboration with the BMC all pro-bono by the architects, all done in their own time, whenever they aren’t busy designing the best homes, restaurants and stores across the country. A move out of the goodness of their hearts and that would benefit people living in Bandra and them.
While the Collective isn’t planning on new ventures from scratch, what they are doing is picking up on the BMC’s projects, and bringing value to their design. From realigning the placement of hawkers along Linking Road to revamping Patwardhan Park, the group’s initiatives have been more than welcomed by the BMC.
They aim at achieving ease of living in Mumbai’s favourite suburb, redesigned parks, proper running tracks, road signs anything and everything which comes under the ambit of better and well-planned use of public space.
Other Mumbai suburbs, time to follow suit?