In this era, with developing cities, towering skyscrapers, and buildings built close to one another, the amount of green spaces is constantly decreasing. This consequently increases the need for the betterment of living conditions.
However, in metropolitan cities, where the space is so less to incorporate such green and open spaces, the podium landscape comes into the picture.
The podium landscape is an outdoor space created for users to have communal gatherings and other recreational activities. These podiums appear to be on ground level but are actually raised to an upper level so that the space beneath could be used for vehicular parking or other similar activities.
Walking and jogging paths are ideal elements for a public space as people of all age groups and abilities can use them. It is also a great place for users to relieve their stress after their work hours.
This landscape area is a commercial and corporate green space for employees and clients of the company. The garden is a charming way to soften the appearance of the area, bringing nature and tranquillity into the corporate world.
Kanjurmarg is built near housing and an office zone. This design uses innovative planting methods that create an inclusive and warm space. The landscape has gardens, jogging tracks, walkways, a kids’ area, and even a basketball court. It provides breathing space for the buildings around.
Amphitheatres and open-air theatres in public spaces encourage socializing by simply providing a space for people to talk and host small events. It can also act as a multipurpose area for communal programs.
This center has top-tier drainage systems, beautiful gardens, huge, open social and recreational spaces, and a gym.
Kids’ play areas are necessary for children to have a fun but safe environment to play in. It also helps them learn, socialize and stay healthy.
Multipurpose game courts: outdoor sports courts like badminton, tennis, cricket, etc. can also be added.
This podium landscape, located at the heart of a residential unit, gives kids an area to be active and socialize. The area further has walking paths and gardens with attractive lighting.
Other spaces such as a gym, library, cafes, skate and cycle park, changing rooms, and work cubicles can be added to enhance the design of the podium landscape.
Flexibility: Columnar spaces can be converted into spaces for indoor activities helping provide shaded regions on the podium.