Landscape development of green space located in front of the INAS 310 Squadron Building.
INS Hansa is located at Dabolim in Goa and the base is home to the Indian Navy’s premier air squadrons including INAS 310 Cobras with the Do-228 information warfare squadron. The project involved the landscape development of green space located in front of the Squadron Building. The greens in front of the Navy 310 Squadron building forms an island with a connecting road all around the space and measure approximately 580 Sq. m.
Space was designed to create visually pleasing greens as one drive through it and to act as signature signage for the Cobra Squadron. The existing foliage trees are well maintained within the design & the layout is worked out to add interest within the landscape. Hence the landscape approach here is to have a minimalistic landscape that is cost-effective and easy to maintain yet possesses an aesthetic quality. The parking area in the rear is camouflaged to some extent using mounds and trees that also serve as a backdrop for the impressive water body created in the centre of the space. The sculpture designed in the foreground of the water is an abstract derived from the symbol of the Squad. The trees and shrubs used in addition to providing colour to the landscape also create interesting views for the upper floors of the Navy 310 Squadron building.