SPACES ARCHITECTS@KA


1. Heritage Park


Project Details


  • Project: 1. Heritage Park
  • Location: Old Delhi
  • Client: Municipal Corporation of Delhi
  • Status: Select One

Publications


  • Heritage Park Redevelopment Project

  • IFJ Publication - Urban Green Spaces

1. Heritage Park


The idea was to create a park that protects the existing trees while building around it. This park shall act as a release space in the chaos of Chandni Chowk. The park provides peace and acts as a place of rest for people of the community and where people from various religions like Hindu and Muslim communities meet. People can come to walk, play, rest, and congregate with the Jama Masjid in the background. It is the only built green space within miles of the concrete jungle of the city. The park responds to the strong context of Jama masjid and Red Fort by re-interpreting historical elements in a modern way. It is a humble response and an ode to the historic architectural marvels.

     A person enters the hardscape area which allows views of the Red Fort wall and has a shaded area, traditional shops, and eateries. The landscape zone is designed with a central walkway connecting three areas: the Baradari, the sunken sitting, and the open-air amphitheater. The park has been developed with intricate detailing between various services to provide appropriate homage to its location and context.

     Indulging in the elements of the Mughal Gardens like the Baradari, sunken seating, and so on. It is perfectly ornamented using the elements of the Baradari, made in complete white stone. Furthermore, a stage is placed at one end of the park which creates a visual connection to the whole area. Preserving the beauty of the lush greens, the site planning is done in a way to make you reminisce about the long picnics you had in your childhood and the happiness you felt among the greens. A lot of new vegetation is added to maximize the green-covered area, in the form of trees, shrubs, and climbers. The landscape is specially designed to provide a heartfull experience with vibrant colors and hearty fragrances while the material palette has been kept vernacular to respond to the strong context.