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Developed by India’s premier real estate company Forum group, Esplanade is an upcoming destination retail development of about 2 ha in the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar. The key landscape element of the design is 1 ha of retail parkland in front of the mall building, acting as a green carpet and hosting a series of diverse and disparate activities. The geometry of the design is an abstraction of the fluid canopy element embracing the architecture as well as a desire to replicate the fluidity of movement. A large event lawn space with its flexibility is contracted in design with series of smaller spaces with shade trees and feature canopies acting as meeting and resting places. The canopies as dotted artworks are a direct inspiration of the main building canopy and are part of journey sequence from the main road to the retail building.