Elevation from central avenue

Twin-Tank Axis Landscaping for BARC

The site of this project, adjacent to the Central Complex in the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai, was once a beautifully landscaped garden of roses and bougainvilleas on a filled-up slope of the Trombay hill.

The heavy rains in August 1991 washed off most of the loose soil and damaged more than a third of the flowering plants, creating a large crater.

In order to save this hill of fertile red earth, and create another garden to grow flowering plants on the slopes, we proposed a landscaping scheme of hard and soft surfaces in a step-like fashion, which was symmetrical along the twin-tank axis. The hard surfaces are actually retaining walls, to prevent the forceful flow of monsoon water and stop soil erosion. Another row of walls was proposed longitudinally, at a distance of 100-150 feet, to retain the soil and create terraced spaces to plant flowers.

Landscaping this site would further enhance the beauty and development of the Central Complex region.