If you turn into the ulu Hyderabad road along Alexandra Road, and follow it for about 200m, you will see the newly opened HortPark Visitor Centre by MKPL Architects.
HortPark is a one-stop gardening hub that brings together gardening-related recreational, research and retail activities under one big canopy in a park setting. It is also one of the park connectors within the grand scheme of an island wide green network.
Despite the tight budget, MKPL managed to bring out elegance in simplicity by paring down to the essentials of structure. Construction is efficient and straightforward and all services are tucked to the sides making for easy navigation and an overall uncluttered look.
- Slender steel column stubs sit atop big concrete pillars for a light expression of the metal deck roof.
- The mal steel spiral staircase is an exhibit of refined details.
- An infinity pool stretches across the edge of the building, allowing for an unobstructed view of the nature beyond.
So pop down to HortPark for a breath of fresh air if you need a break from design!
: our new contributor Ruilin!