Allied Design - Landscape
Ar. Juhi Prasad
Ar. Juhi Prasad, Ar. Shruti Barve
The intent of the project was to revamp an already existing public space and to question what exactly defines a public space? Is it the porosity, is it the accessibility or is it the sense of security that successfully defines a public space? By forming our own lenses and by studying the context thoroughly well, the design was formulated.
Public spaces are a break in the city, they are congregational points within the city that enhance communication and interaction within the community. Ranibaug is one such public space in the city that has a monumental value, a history attached to it, and is of educational and recreational relevance but there were some issues that didn’t make it as accessible as a public space should be and so an attempt has been made to provide an alternative to the already existing site. Designing a space majorly using the softscape and thus creating a very accessible public space were some of the principle aspects considered at the early stages of design.