A natural drainage system will collect rainwater and redirect it towards existing rivers
Work has begun on a tree-lined promenade linking Uniciti’s SPARC complex and student residences to Magenta Park, a new 15-hectare green area whose first phase is currently being developed.
The 363m long, 60m wide Magenta Promenade will consist of two 3m-wide walking and cycle paths as well as a 1.5m-wide side path, separated by gently sloping verges. At the centre of the promenade, a 2m-wide water channel flanked by verdant lawns will offer visitors sweeping views of the park, while around 900 trees and shrubs of various species will provide welcome shade.
As part of Phase 1 of Magenta Park, an endemic plant nursery is currently being created, in which roughly 1000 trees will be planted. Work will also shortly begin on a parking lot intended for the park’s future visitors. A portion of the road around the park, as well as natural drains and walking and cycle paths, are also currently being built. Rest areas and leisure spaces will be created along the promenade in due course.
The park and promenade are a cornerstone of the Medine group’s masterplan for Uniciti, its smart city on the west coast of Mauritius.
“The Magenta Promenade and Magenta Park have been designed around the existing landscape, taking into account current vegetation and bodies of water. The park will function as the city’s lungs and will offer huge green spaces to the city’s residents, its students and Mauritians more widely. Visitors will enjoy spaces in which to rest, go jogging or spend time with their families. The Magenta Promenade is the first phase of a big green corridor that will cross the entire city from south to north ”, explains Fabien Harel, Development Manager for Medine Property.