A marquee Heritage Project, Worli Koliwada 360°, aims at a holistic rejuvenation of a precinct, while reinforcing a sense of pride and shared ownership for all its stakeholders. Working towards a more aesthetic, safe, green, healthy, and resilient neighborhood, we hope to create opportunities for ecological balance and happier communities.
The project focuses on
- Identity and Signage
- Revitalising Worli Fort
- Restoration and Adaptive Re-use
- Entrance and Cleveland Jetty
- Boardwalk and Tip Jetty
Identity and Signage Design
Reconnects the residents and visitors with the geography and history of the precinct through a holistic and well-designed signage system that highlights local landmarks.
Revitalising Worli Fort
The plan for the Worli fort is to restore and revitalise it such that the essence of its legacy remains at its core. The fort will require cleaning up, repairs, and integrated lighting in order to make it sturdier, safer, and more accessible.
Restoration and Adaptive Reuse: The conservation Approach is to do the bare minimum essential to prolong the life of the fabric, to completely document all phases of work, and ensure that any adaptive reuse is retractable in nature. It includes maintenance, restoration of the lower level and upper-level ramparts, interpretation unit, and the surrounding area.
Landscape: The plan focuses on aesthetics, fostering ecological resilience, creating a natural protective buffer against calamities, and creating spaces for communities to gather for activities. The project aims to create a closed-loop system to ensure natural rejuvenation of the area.
Illumination: The plan focuses on highlighting the architecture and sculpting the Fort with a soft, warm glow – the Fort becomes a beacon of beauty and legacy, especially from the Sea Link.
Entrance and Cleveland Jetty
The Cleveland Jetty, considered an engineering marvel from the British times, celebrates the entry to Worli Koliwada.
Early mornings at the gaothan begin with fishing activities, Cleveland jetty being one of the most active spots at this time.
Flower sellers, chaiwallahs, and vegetable vendors also unlock their day’s wares, the streets are bustling with energy, and periphery becomes a hub for community gathering, and non-fishing activities.
Boardwalk and Tip Jetty
The Koliwada precinct has a beautiful and iconic shoreline along the west coast. However, it is not easily accessible. A boardwalk with a cycling track along this west coast starting from the Cleveland Jetty right upto the Batteri tip will make the shore line accessible to visitors while also creating a bypass route to the Worli Fort, apart from the inner lanes of Koliwada. It can become an attractive place for tourists and residents to enjoy uninterrupted views of the Arabian Sea across the Bandra-Worli Sea Link.
The Batteri Tip Jetty, at present, is used to dock smaller fishing boats and the open areas are used as fish drying grounds. Without hampering the present use, this proposal develops the site to become a Jetty for visitors and ferry tours. To build an iconic landmark representing Worli Koliwada’s heritage and relationship with the ocean, we also propose creating a water submersible sculpture that has an interactive sundial and fishing seasons which will further enhance its unique identity.