Architecture + Landscape + Interior
Marine Drive

Location: Cochin, India


Commercial, Retail


Concept design


This mixed-use development is located by Marine Drive, the picturesque promenade in Cochin, Kerala. Facing the ecologically-rich backwaters, the site belongs to the economically thriving part of the city. 

The project aspires to design a landmark development that facilitates the harmonious transition between the urban and the natural environment. The design is inspired by the natural wetland ecosystem of Cochin that used to be populated by mangroves.

The proposed design of this development aims to emulate the qualities of the mangrove community into the landscape to restore the lost natural resource. Incorporation of passive cooling technology, water management, soil conservation and biodiversity conservation are the primary green measures that influence the overall design.