The upgradation of the 9 acre Jawaharlal Nehru Udyan was part of the municipal corporations (MCGM) plan to upgrade public gardens across the city. This garden located in the environs of the Sion Fort, under the aegis of archeological survey of India, is densely wooded.
A fourfold approach was projected to revitalize this city heritage
|1.||Historical – Architectural|
|2.||Ecological – Flora|
|4.||Place for People|
|Local community, students, seniors, families, tiny tots, school troops|
The proposal aimed to interpret the seven islands as seven nodes within the garden. The built forms were to be kept to a minimum to ensure that the intervention in this historical precinct is subtle.
The progression for any visitor from the entrance, the city’s edge to the fort on top of the hillock, is in a way a journey to the past via the 7 nodes.