Experiencing biodiversity: conserve, restore and enhance
by Aryan Choudhury
The project is a public space design with the core focus on conserving the terrain and ravines, restoring the balance of the site through the addition of native species, and enhancing the site through public amenities and research facilities sensitively weaved around the topography.
The site is situated along the Sabarmati River in Gandhinagar. It has historic ravines, many endemic species, home to several species, and a huge potential to become of its kind, the first wilderness and research park where people can witness and study this wilderness landscape. To make this a public space with experience of biodiversity the project has three core design strategies restoring the existing species and land topography, conserving, and enhancing the site through many additions of trail networks, architectural inserts, and smaller interventions such as viewing deck and pause points.
All these strategies will not just create one of its kind public space but a place where people can learn, enjoy and research biodiversity.