This project is about a land along
NH7, which is a main high in Bangalore, India. The project site is Nandi Hill
located 31 miles from the North of Bangalore. Nandi Hill has a reputation for
famous ancient monuments and beautiful scenic landscapes.
The design mission is to protect the
most magnificent land in Bangalore, to make it available for the enjoyment of
visitors, and to preserve historical and cultural sites. I was interested in
landscape paintings of Bangalore that include ideas about historical contexts.
I took my design concept from picturesque paintings by analyzing them. Nandi
Picturesque Park was inspired by the theory of landscape paintings composed by
foreground, middleground, and background. It has three characteristic areas
each having their own program.
The foreground area is an urbanized
agriculture field for tea farms and mulberry plantations. It has visual connections
from the high points to the focal points such as temples and monuments in the
foreground. These connections constitute diverse trajectories. They transform
the land patterns for the mulberry and tea tree farms.
The middleground has quarries,
groves, wetlands, and nandi town. Most of the land on the middle ground is flat
and gentle slope. This geographical condition is good for triathlon. In
addition, I developed the quarry that has unique landscape as an art place to
provide not only exhibition space but also an institutional facility.
There are many sources of a stream
in Nandi Hill of the background. I followed a stream to its origins and came up
with climbing circuits by linking the origins of streams each other. These
circuits have different slopes and people can enjoy sports such as climbing or
BMX as well as beautiful panoramic views. The hilltop is a suitable place to
enjoy hang gliding and parachute.