A greenery-swaddled community space opens beneath an elevated highway in Mumbai

MVRDV has shared imagery of the recently completed One Green Mile, a public space activation project tucked beneath an elevated section of Mumbai’s Senapati Bapat Marg, a major roadway that stretches nearly seven miles through the heart of India’s largest city. The project, conceived by MVRDV in collaboration with local co-architect StudioPOD, sets out to offer “a repeatable approach to sustainable urban development that asserts a new benchmark for underused public spaces in the intense Indian metropolis,” per the firm.

The name of the nascent community space refers to both the lush pockets of vegetation distributed throughout the newly activated area and to the

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