gmp, von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Architects, founded in 1965 by Meinhard von Gerkan and Volkwin Marg, with more than 500 employees in thirteen cities in Germany and abroad, is an architectural practice with a generalist position, taking on responsibility for a project from the design idea and its realization through to the interior design or master planning of cities. gmp has won over 720 prizes in national and international competitions, and has completed more than 410 projects worldwide.

The Indo-German Smart Initiative, a group of German architects and engineers, aims to inspire and involve governments, companies and investors interested in the growth of the Indian economy and urban development. The initiative seeks to combine interdisciplinary and intercultural expertise with specific design components to develop sustainable model projects - a problem-solving approach for future cities in terms of urban planning, considering the specific context of the Indian market.