MenoMenoPiu Architects unveiled their proposal for a makeover of the Maharashtra Nature Park located on the Mithi River in India. The architects introduced vital pedestrian connectivity to the area, along with multifunctional sports fields, a knowledge center and an extension of the existing bridge. And all of the new development will be powered by clean, green solar.
The design includes enlarged paths to allow sufficient circulation and a series of circular resting areas where people can stop and enjoy the surroundings without disturbing the delicate ecosystem. A small area situated in the north side of the park will be dedicated to the urban development. This area will be provided with multifunctional sports fields for the Dharavi community. All the park’s lighting of the MNP will be powered by solar energy.
The forest-like core will be enlarged to accommodate a larger number of users. The new knowledge center will be partially built underground and covered with a thin layer of water, which will provide natural cooling. The creation of a water basin in the north of the park will create an urban limit that will provide clean water to the park, as well as for the Dharavi inhabitants.