Bandstand Park 1
Plot Area: 10,000 Sq.Ft.
Location: Bandra (West), Mumbai, India
Year: December 2020 to July 2021
Scope of Work: Architectural and Landscape Design
Restoring the spirit of Bandstand
Mumbai is a very densely populated city on the west coast of Indian sub-continent, expanding along the North - South axis and has minimal scope for expansion on the East-West Axis (other than reclaiming land). Rapid growth and infrastructure development has hence taken away the major focus from the environment, i.e. public green open spaces. With limited locations in the city which have remained for recreation, mainly include the seafront promenades in Bandra, Juhu, Dadar, Worli and others. Therefore it is of utmost importance to revitalize some of the available yet unused public opens spaces in the city.
We at Atelier ARBO began supporting our local Municipal Organization at Ward level in our neighbourhood to enhance and revamp two such parks situated at Bandstand, Bandra West, Mumbai. The bandstand promenade leading to the Bandra Fort at Taj lands End Hotel has a symbolic significance to the place as it yields a lot of attraction for locals as well as others.
Bandstand Park 1 is just at the end of the promenade length and is envisioned to create a small children’s play park which will give some better atmosphere to play in for the local kids who live around the place. Each of the two will be used by kids to play and freely explore. Also, the park is principally designed with three zones. Since the park has an unobstructed view of the sea, a seating alongside the parapet wall designed to have a clear vision of the never-ending ocean forming a sunset point as well. A central play area is specially designed for the kids with games demarcated on the floor, helping to boost creativity as well as physical development. And lastly a seating underneath the wooden trellis forming a green roof and having an amazing play of light and shadow at different times of the day.