Collaborating with architecture studio Morphogenesis, our landscape team provided the overall green masterplan for the 70,000sqft residential development.
The site provided many interesting landscape elements around which we worked to create engaging and lively public spaces for the residents. Close to the nallahs – which are dynamically changed by rainwater through the seasons – we extended the dry river bed to include natural boulders, waterside planting and structural plantations and by using check dams to control the flow of water and retain pools of water after the
Monsoon we allowed the use of these spaces to be enjoyed yearly through footpaths, cycle ways and boardwalks that provide links from the adjoining residential clusters to the Eco-Fingers.
The Eco-Fingers were our strategy for the site’s belt. A green oasis running around the edge of the development, with no access for cars to spoil the experience. The green belt also includes shade structures and seating, outdoor gym equipment, adventure playgrounds and birdwatching posts.
The central cluster spines become 12 metre wide linear parks, with distinctive trees, planting, paving materials and lighting – 6 metre wide roads at either side of 3 metre wide footpaths/bioswales either side of the roads. Each north-south access route will have a range of columnar trees, with different species chosen for each cluster to give it its own special character – Jacaranda mimosifolia, Butea monosperma, Ceiba speciose and others.
Client: DBH Township LLP
Project value: Undisclosed