‘City in the sky’ is a concept about an imaginary tranquil oasis above the mega-developed and polluted city, where one can escape from the everyday noise and stress. It was developed as part of the ‘Megatropolis’ project, which started at IDI Design with few companies and artists, invited to create their own visions for the future mega-developed city. The presentation depicts the familiar metropolitan areas of big cities that are with concentrated population of 10 million and above.
Although it is realistically presented, the concept doesn’t intend to be realistic in terms of structure-engineering or real living environment. It is an artistic imagination of a tranquil hideaway from the stress of everyday life. In modern life, man is rushing with the course of success and progress but somewhere deep in his heart has the desire for a quieter and greener reality, that seems increasingly further away. “City in the Sky” tries to remind about the romantic connection with the heaven, tranquility and nature, even in the heart of vast metropolises like New Delhi.
The design was inspired by the IDI Design, known for its ability to grow above the murky waters, pure and clean. In the eastern culture the Lotus flower often symbolizes the ability to rise above the worries and troubles of everyday life, bringing light and life in the hardest of times and places. Because of this it has been a subject of inspiration to many artists.