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  1. 1. Site & Location Ÿ When people come today to the Mahim Nature Park (MNP) they find it difficult to believe that, the forest they see before their very eyes was once a city garbage dump. Ÿ But that is exactly what it was less than 20 years ago.Conceived by the WWF-India in the late 1970s, an area of about 37 acres in the "H" Block of Bandra-Kurla Complex, which was earlier a garbage dump or land fill, was decided to be ecologically restored and developed as a Nature Park by MMRDA. Located WIND ROSE DIAGRAM on Bandra-Sion Link Road and on the Southern bank of Mithi River (which starts from Borivali National Park highlands skirting ŸToday experts from around the world visit the MNP to study how so many trees could grow on a dumping ground used s for decades by the Municipal Corporation I of Mumbai. Naturalists from the Bombay Natural History Society and the World T Wide Fund for Nature-India confirm that MNP plays host to about 38 species of E butterflies and more than 80 species of birds. What is more, as many as 200 tree species have been listed, many naturally V planted by birds and insects. ŸWhen you walk in the precincts of the I MNP you will see numerous insects, CLIMATE DATA & ANALYSIS amphibians and reptiles and together E with the many species of fungi that Dissipation of humidity is also essential to reduce discomfortWarm and Humid ŸThe warm and humid zone covers the coastal parts of the country. Some cities that fall under this W thrive, the place has a feel of true woodland. zone are Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. ŸThe high humidity encourages abundant vegetation in these regions. The diffuse fraction of S ŸOn the periphery of the Park is, the solar radiation is quite high due to cloud cover, and the radiation can be intense on clear days. Mahim Creek, which supports a lush The dissipation of the accumulated heat from the earth to the night sky is generally marginal due evergreen mangrove forest. This to the presence of clouds estuarine vegetation and the Ÿ Hence, the diurnal variation in temperature is quite low. In summer, temperatures can reach as . surrounding mud flats are favorite high as 30 – 35 ºC during the day, and 25 – 30 ºC at night. In winter, the maximum temperature is between 25 to 30 ºC during the day and 20 to 25 ºC at night. ŸAlthough the temperatures are not excessive, the high humidity causes discomfort. An important characteristic of this region is the relative humidity, which is generally very high, aboutDESIGN STRATEGIES 70 – 90 % throughout the year. Precipitation is also high, being about 1200 mm per year, or even more. Hence, the provision for quick drainage of water is essential in this zone. The wind is SITE (MAHARASHTRA NATURE PARK) MARCH S 10AM T U MAY D Y 12 PM STUDY OF WIND PATTERN O AUGUST F 10AM FRONT SIDE ELEVATION OF CAMPING S 2 PM H A 12 PM 10AM D O 4 PM W REFERENCE IMAGES S 2 PM 12 PM RARE SIDE ELEVATION OF CAMPING V I E W O 4 PM 2 PM F C A M P I 4 PM N RENDERED VIEWS G CLUSTER OF CAMPING RACHANA SANSAD ACADEMY OF ARCHITECTURE Proposed Design For Camping Facility, Sky Walk & Façade Development At MNP VINAY , POOJA , SUNIL , SNEHAL

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