The Upcoming Malabar Hill Forest Trail Design

Date: 24 July 2021.

Malabar Hill in Mumbai is getting a unique forest trail that would let people take in the serene view of nature. The trail design - a 705-m long, 604 m wide "treetop walkway" has been approved by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

Conceptualized by the top architectural firm in Mumbai, IMK Architects, the Malabar Hill Forest Trail will provide uninhibited views of the Arabian Sea. The walkway is meant to be environment friendly and would be built without intervening with the forest. With a complete focus on ecological protection and conservation – the project is ought to be built without damaging a single tree on site, which boasts of a wealth of local flora and fauna. A first-of-its-kind forest Trail for the city of Mumbai – this project is set to be completed by the end of 2021.

IMK Architects—aim to revive an ecological lung in the city in the Malabar Hills, with this enchanting trail through a little-known forest. The project is steered by a vision to create a safe walking track for people -just in midst of the forest. Surrounded by a serene view of nature and the sounds of chirping birds, the trail will emerge as a fresh respite for its locals and visitors.

What’s more? The leisure walkway will have ticketed entry and will be designed with viewing decks, benches, and a glass-bottom look-out zone at its widest point, with its handrails emanating minimal illumination. Blurbs containing information about the surrounding plants and animal species will also be incorporated at places to educate users/visitors. It will be similar to a 'treetop walk' at MacRitchie Reservoir in Singapore which takes visitors 25 meters above the ground on a free-standing suspension bridge.

Mumbai city has several skywalks but there are no elevated leisure walkways. However, the one planned at Malabar Hill will be unique and distinctive from the rest. With the help of Mr. Aaditya Thackeray (Maharashtra's Tourism and Environment Minister), Mrs. Sangita Jindal (Chairperson of the JSW Foundation), and the Nepeansea Road Citizens' Forum - this vision is soon going to be a reality.

IMK Architects is one of the best architects in India. The firm is known for its path-breaking commercial, residential and hospitality projects, many of which are considered outstanding examples of structural design today. From Shiv Sagar Estate, one of the oldest business hubs in Mumbai, to the Fort Aguada beach resort by the Taj Group, IMK Architects has used its signature style and keen architectural instinct to create landmark projects across India.

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