Interpretation Centre, Biodiversity Park

Project- Interpretation Centre

Typology- Pro Bono Participatory Design

Client- Collaboration: Future Institute, Abaxial, Municipal Corporation of Gurugram

Year- 2017

Location- Gurugram

Area- 4,000 to 5,000 sft

Abaxial -Interpretation Centre, Biodiversity Park

With the solitary aim of retaining the ecological, aesthetical and cultural quality of the Biodiversity Park in Gurugram while maintaining it for posterity, the Future Institute and Abaxial are joining hands with the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) to present the proposed design of an Interpretation Centre soon to come up on the precincts of the Biodiversity Park, near Guru Dronacharya Metro Station, Gurugram.

Enclosed within the walls of this picturesque park lies the wonderful legacy of Public-Private-Partnership that speaks for itself of the colossal value it holds in the city. Although being publicly managed by MCG, the park has been privately conceived and designed by IamGurgaon, a non-profit firm. Known for its distinctive external gabion wall, the park grasps the glances of those countless people travelling by road or by Metro from Gurgaon to Delhi, just before crossing over into the capital city of India.

Following such a bequest, this proposed Interpretation Centre has been similarly conceived by the Future Institute, a non-profit firm working towards creating a more responsible, resilient and livable future. It is being designed in collaboration with Abaxial on a voluntary basis pro bono publico.

The Interpretation Centre showcases a permanent as well as dynamic exhibition to introduce visitors to the biodiversity of the park. It also includes a small toilet for visitors and a café on the lines of a similar cafés in the Sanjay Gandhi Renewable Energy Park, Leisure Valley (Sector 29), Gurugram.