Scott and Margarita’s background in Asia (work and extensive travel) enabled a type-based reading of the program for the sizeable mixed-used development. This perspective generated ‘characters’ drawn from a range of sources, including historical types and nature. The characters — sockel, atoll, bridge, rotors, and minos — derive their meaning through engaging the complexity of courts and plinths of south Asian space, the broad Yamuna River floodplain and the experiential richness of a contemporary campus program.
The project is named for a ‘hovering building’ hosting space for start-up businesses. The living bridge (green strider) connects the architectural ensemble as well as providing a link between urban form and the surrounding riparian landscape.