Public spaces are crucial components of the city in terms of the physical as well as social function they serve. These spaces not only form the image of the city and the way it perceived but also become places where people interact under collective identity. Public places are more than street, parks, maidans, beaches, play grounds, they also include waterfronts stations, markets and other places designed or designated for public uses.
The basis of this project was to design a set of Street furniture for ’Powai’ lake front road which stretches 2.2 kms from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, main gate to Larsen & Tourbo ly over. The main goal of this project is to create clean ’Powai’ lake side and maintain it as a recreational area. This has been achieved by creating good urban open spaces for users and erect/build an iconic street furniture where it is needed. These furniture has been selected after the case study held to identify the problems faced around ’Powai’ lake front.
Since maintenance is a big deal for street furniture, it has taken in to consideration that the maintenance cost would be at net zero cost by using limited advertising price displayed on the furniture.
In this project more than seven furniture have been developed for ’Powai’ lake front namely Benches, Bus stops, Vending kiosk, Litter bin, Public convenience, Light poles, Ballads and Information boards. These products have same family look by form, shape, color, material used for all the furniture, and the concept used to relect the Powia-ness of the products which are derived from the design elements in the place, ‘Powai’. These are repetition of elements, combination of lines and arcs, free low of forms and shapes and the nature in Powai lake are some of the elements. Finally Bus stop with vending kiosk is detailed as a inal output.
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• Street Furniture - Powai Lake Front Road Enhancement......