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Bellary Urban Design Authority Park

Golf Course

Part of Project: Landscape Revitalisation
Client Name: Jindal Steels Private Limited
Start Date: 01-06-2010
End Date:  
Status: Completed

Description:

Landscape Revitalisation of Bellary Urban Development Authority Park,Bellary, Karnataka

Challenges:

The Bellary Urban Development Authority Park (BUDA Park) lies in the heart of the city of Bellary and is the largest city level park of the area. Hence the design intent is to make it into a recreational facility catering to the needs of all sections of society and city dwellers of all ages. The Park measures around 10000 sq m and is almost flat with a gradual slope. It has three entrances, from the north, south and east side. There is an existing water fountain trough in the centre of the park with existing plumbing. There is an inaugural stone and an avenue of Gulmohar trees all along the central access of the park.The park has been adopted by Jindal Steels Pvt Ltd for revitalization and maintainance.

Solutions:

The park has been divided into different zones to cater to varying needs of society.

1. Multi-purpose activity zone- for active sports such as ball games etc.

2. Sculptural zone- with the central water feature, mounds of lush lawn and flowering shrubs for non active relaxation and rejuvenation with nature.

3. Socio-cultural zone- to encourage public interaction, street plays, performances etc

4. Children's play area- with play equipment for small children

5. Passive zone- located opposite the children's zone for parents to monitor their children.

The landscape approach has been to provide an aesthetically pleasing and sustainable design so as to ease its maintenance in a place such as Bellary with dry and hot climate. Landscape designed is functional and easy to maintain. To create contemporary interactive open spaces sit outs, greens, sculptures, water bodies & Fountains framing the vistas camouflaging the built mass.

Planting-Landscape concept aims to stimulate the three senses of sight, sound & smell. The socio-cultural and children's zone have tall screening trees to scale down the large five storey building next to the park. All species proposed will be suitable to the local climate and easy to maintain. The planting concept aims to bring in variety of color & seasonal variation. The Paving Inter connects all the entries and zones. Different materials have been used to lend direction and create color in the hard landscape.

Outdoor lighting dramatically highlights garden features as well as facilitates night-time entertaining. Lighting transforms the landscape into a soft ambience of understated elegance during the evening hours. It is proposed to use bollard lighting for pathways, focal lighting for plants & sculptures and security lighting along the compound wall. Landscape lighting used to enhance the beauty of the landscape while also providing safety and security.

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