Aravali Bio-Diversity Park
The bio-diversity park is proposed on the site that is inscribed by several pathways
that have been carved out by sustained human use. The trajectory that these pathways
follow is based on intuitive arcs that are in keeping with the site topography and
the general lay of the land. It has thus been proposed that where possible, such
exiting routes be respected and in fact be consolidated into permanent pathways.
The more prominent of these paths traverses the site from the west to the south-east,
connecting the two natural depressions before arcing north and leading off into
the undeveloped, uninhabited 'ridge'. By connecting the ends of this route, it is
possible to inscribe the site with an almost circular pedestrian system along which
important park functions may be located.
This then becomes a 'people's path', a tool by which various users can walk and
experience the site much like the local inhabitants of the area now do. The People'
Path will originate at symbolic plaza along the M.G.road; will connect the four
thematic trails that have been envisaged for the park and close back on itself at
the first wetland area.
Serving as a primary artery for the park, the path will also lead to smaller offshoot
Routes Park and close back on itself at the first wetland area. Serving as a primary
artery for the park, the path will also lead to smaller offshoot routes that can
be visualized as secondary trails that weave within and between various uses. This
system is restricted to the more peripheral areas of the site and leads into the
neighborhood-level zones within the park. This route is intended to facilitate nature
walks or bike rides through heavily vegetated park areas where it might be possible
to engage with the natural systems at work in the bio-diversity park. The nature
Trail connects with the People's Path at the Knowledge Center, an apt point of transition.