RIVERFRONT DEVELOPMENT GANGA BARRAGE
Client: Kanpur Development Authority
Status: Since 2014
An ambitious plan to completely make over the riverfront next to Ganges at Kanpur has been taken up by Special Cell of Ganga Action Plan with the effort to convert the space into a Major City Level Park and Recreational hub for the region. Inspired by Gardens by the Bay Singapore, this Urban Park will also include watch tower facilities – The Flames of Life with panoramic views of the river expanse serving as the focal point of the riverbank.
The basic zoning of the area comprises of a river facing land strip holding the vibrant riverfront promenade, the Ghats, the food street and the Flame of Life towers. The inner face of the land strip holds on one side the park and on the other, an amphitheater, both of which look inwardly towards a lake, created out of a natural depression.