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The Renaissance Mumbai

The Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre

Part of Project: Landscape
Client Name: Renaissance Hotels
Start Date: 10-12-2010
End Date: 08-07-2011
Status: Completed

Description:

Landscape Revitalization of The Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre, Powai, Mumbai

Challenges:

The Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre is a 5 star hotel at Powai in Mumbai catering to the discerning travelers. Nestled on the banks of Powai Lake, the Mumbai Convention Center hotel is located within close proximity to the Mumbai domestic and international airports. A resort that allows the visitors to enjoy the pleasures often unavailable in large cities - the beauty of nature, a pleasant climate, clean air & water, healthy food, free time sports activities & the simple enjoyment of the stroll through the great outdoors. The above description fits Renaissance Powai to the tee. The landscape design by Bill Bensley of the Renaissance is a sophisticated blend of rich traditional landscape in the form of stone jalis, carved stone lights & traditional motifs in the paving & modern expression in terms of material. While the components of the hard landscape are essentially intact & still pleasing, the horticulture might have dwindled over the years. The classic architectural style of the hotel is timeless. The more contemporary new block is a bolder expression of modern architecture. The huge trees have successfully created a dense canopy thereby creating its own micro-climate which is certainly a few degrees lower than the surrounding. However the second & third storeys of plantation have been unable to stimulate the visitors upon arrival. It is our attempt to design a landscape revitalization scheme to create a sense of arrival & a pleasing view for the visitors from the time of arrival the property to the final entrance to the hotel lobby.

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