Allied Design - Landscape
Ar. Shruti Barve
Ar. Juhi Prasad, Ar. Shruti Barve
The process started with analyzing the existing site factors of the Byculla zoo like , limited legibility or approach to the spaces due to which directional circulation and direct approach leads to quick movements to the zoo part . It restricts users to museum and plaza space due to directional movement and less legibility to the structure other than the central part. It loses the heritage value it had and now creates a very conjusted entrance and there are no transition spaces which creates the entry mark , publicness is not visible and not legible. Due to very less publicness restricted to a particular area , the footprint around the site is not spread out on the site always , but has occasional footprints around the site.
So this design proposal creates the major guiding axis on the site according to movement patterns , spread of activities on the site to its maximum potential , incorporating the change of levels according to functions and experiential qualities. This design proposal aims to retain the maximum existing trees on the site as well.