Concept design

Great Himalayan National Park's  logo

Concept design for the entrance gate of Great Himalayan National Park's Ropa complex

A part of the series on branding Great Himalayan National Park as UNESCO World Heritage Site, the first face to face contact point of the visitors with the GHNP officials is the tourist information centres. The need was realised to brand the information complex in local artistic style. We presented the concept design inspired by the local Himachali architecture, and turned out to be a mix of wood and stone as a material. The design solved needs of :

  1. 1. Eco friendly material nature of the architecture and least possible use of cement ( expect core pillars )
  2. 2. Easy availability to source the raw material. Both wood and stone ( specially slates) were locally available
  3. 3. Easy availability of skilled labour and artists

Front view of the final concept design of the gat

Front view of the final concept design of the gate.


Joints of wood and steel frames into RCC pillar.

Joints of wood and steel frames into RCC pillar.


Initial sketch of the front and side view.

Initial sketch of the front and side view. We worked with local traditional artists, who usually do the woodwork for temples and housing. Each design element was marked, to help the artists understand the concept specifications.


The inner concept architecture of the gate

The inner concept / architecture of the gate.


Miniature version of the gate

Miniature version of the gate, which would be erected in front of the main gate, and display detailed information about GHNP and Ropa Complex.