Roha designed the landscape for the new Krishi Bhawan in Bhubaneshwar working under Studio Lotus. The building and its grounds are designed to be statement on the unique qualities of Odisha. While the building is inspired by the ikat patterns of indigenous cloth, the gardens are designed to showcase the issues of and solutions to Odisha’s agricultural heritage.
Blessed with abundant rain but all in two months of the year, the state of Odisha suffers from a variety of agricultural issues. The design is a demonstration garden that highlights the use of irrigation channels, rainwater harvesting, soil remediation and organic agricultural practices to improve crop yields. The design features educational art components and in intensive roof garden.