Mall, One MG Road

Client Name:- SIncubis Consultants / AGRE / Star Centres

Location:- Trinity Circle, Opp. Taj Vivanta, Bangalore

Total Build-Up Area:- 12,000 sq.ft / 1115 sq.m mall front + 18,000 sq.ft / 1675 sq.m terraces

Type of Project:- Landscape

Status:- Completed June 2012

Located at the junction of the Bhaskaran Road and the Old Madras Road, at the Trinity Circle, which is one end of the famed M.G Road of Bangalore, the Mall at One, MG Road is at a strategic location in the city. Surrounded by hotels such as the Taj Vivanta, The Oberoi and The Park, the landscape of the mall wanted to create a gentle park-scape which the city could enjoy as a public promenade on a busy street junction, as compared to the hotel landscapes around which are private and fiercely guarded.

Keeping this in mind, a simple idea of a rolling green was introduced along with a concept of ‘Lush Circles’ – scores of circles of varying diameters which would jostle to showcase the rich flora of the city – once famed for its tree-lined avenues and parks and now subject to rampant commercialization at the cost of green space. The landscape is thus visualized as an extension of the street - contributing a visually and environmentally pleasing space to the city.

The intermediate and top-level terrace gardens are designed as more exclusive dining and entertainment hubs, with an eye on creating a ‘cultivated grove’ environment, enhancing the al-fresco experience while framing the splendid views to the Ulsoor Lake, as also becoming a means to significantly ‘green’ the mall itself - when viewed from the Metro line that skirts its edge.