Geeta Mandir Bus Terminus is a unique infrastructure project in the historical city of Ahmedabad, focusing on the regeneration of the city’s main bus terminus area near the city centre. Lewis & Hickey were approached to redevelop the precinct to showcase a progressive outlook while creating innovative and efficient public spaces.
The project has two primary aspects - a bus terminus facility for Gujarat State Road and Transport Corporation and a revenue generating component for Hubtown Developers.
The bus terminus design includes resolution and detailing of arrival and concourse zones, passenger rest and F&B areas, administrative offices, overnight accommodation for employees and officer rest rooms. The commercial component includes the retail units and offices which are grouped in 4 zones forming the primary public face of the development.
The primary façade design integrates necessary functional aspects, while providing high levels of shading and ventilation, which are ideal for the local climate. Layered over a muted palette are bold coloured vertical fins which play across the façade and echo the vibrant local culture and aesthetic.
Working along with partner architects Woods Bagot, L&H has been able to evolve a contemporary interpretation of a historical culture and project a positive and powerful built image.