Complementing a shift in contemporary Indian workplace culture, the project for one of the world’s largest corporate IT giants sets up the framework to address campus masterplanning in Nagpur, India.
The brief from Infosys was to design a research and development campus that would ‘embark on discovering new dimensions to the link between People, Place and Space’.
The landscape has been designed as a framework, to be implemented in phases over the next 2 years. The first phase will accommodate 5000 employees and once complete, the campus will eventually employ around 20,000 people.
Working with Morphogenesis architects, the landscape and building designs were developed together from concept stage. The project aims to achieve the highest ratings for Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The landscape helps fulfil many of these sustainable credentials, integrating a captured stormwater and ecological strategy into the public realm corridors. An existing water body on the site will be enlarged to create a 15 acre lake for rainwater harvesting. The masterplan also features productive landscapes and a biodiversity park.
Designed to Infosys’s key values of adaptability, flexibility and resilience, it is hoped the campus will become a prototype for future sustainable workplace environments.
The introduction of an earth sheltered, shaded and passively cooled pedestrian landscape at a subterranean level integrates the different building blocks into a seamless masterplan.
Project area: 142 acres