| design: nature conservation, art and aesthetics

SPOORTHI STHALAM MEMORIAL | HYDERABAD
A DESIGN COMPETITION
Smruti Balvalli
LA 74
Memorials hold a very important place in the realm of public landscapes. They are shaped to hold the values of the person or event in time, while hoping for a continuing dialogue with the future generations. In October 2021, the Indian Society of Landscape Architects [on behalf of the S. Jaipal Reddy Memorial Foundation] hosted a design competition that invited design proposals from landscape architects to respond and demonstrate excellence in the design of Spoorthi Sthalam, a memorial, dedicated to late S. Jaipal Reddy, former Union Minister and the first South Indian politician, awarded as the Outstanding Parliamentarian. Spread over a time span of three months [October to December 2021], the competition was planned in two stages. It is the first professional design competition organized by ISOLA to give landscape design a public platform, so as to be carried through on-ground. The competition was won by landscape architect Smruti Balvalli, Nature Narratives, Bengaluru.
Site

Situated in a prominent location in the city of Hyderabad [Telengana], the site is a linear patch of land [1 acre in area] between the Necklace road and the Hussain Sagar lake. Lined with a row of existing trees of Ficus religiosa [peepal] and Sterculia foetida [jungli badam], it is a home for several local birds.



 


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