Client Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG)
Location Aravalli Biodiversity Park, Near Guru Dronacharya Metro Station, Gurugram
Area Apprx. 500 sq metres (5,000 sqft)
Interpretation Centre is proposed in the existing 2500 acres of Aravalli Biodiversity Park in Gurugram that is one of the most carefully preserved green lungs of Delhi NCR. To enhance the experience of the visitors with the nature as well as to create awareness about the ecological conservation in the region, the project will be an exemplar of practising sustainability through innovation in design, materials and services.
What this 4,000 to 5,000 sqft center consists of is an interpretation centre proper, both with a permanent and dynamic exhibition for introducing visitors to the biodiversity of the park, a small toilet for visitors and a café on the lines of a similar café in the Sanjay Gandhi Renewable Energy Park, Leisure Valley (Sector 29) Gurugram. The interpretation centre will have exhibits, partly in open courtyards and partly in covered galleries, introducing visitors to the biodiversity of the Aravali forest and the work done in this specific park for conservation. It will also make visitors aware of why this is important in their day-to-day life. All waste and sewage from the toilets shall be treated with biological treatment methods to be recycled as water used for occasional irrigation in the park.
The materials for constructing this facility shall consist of eco friendly materials and non-invasive techniques of construction such as vaulted and arched masonry, bamboo, sandstone slabs, and a small quantity of lightweight steel framework. There will be no concrete slabs anywhere. Local soil shall be used to create the masonry blocks.
Informing and disseminating knowledge through events, media,
campaigns and collective sharing.