In quest of a Greener tomorrow, Capgemini, Global Training Centre, Pune by DSP Design wins its second green award within a span of 6 months
About the Project
The program brief was to build a campus to house a trainee population of 2000 and train them after their induction into the company and thus transit them to various locations around the world , the training block thus becomes the fulcrum of the project and the company acting as an incubatory facility from where they migrate to the development block and the other amenities were laid out to complement these two main facilities, the customer experience centre is to impart an unique experience to the prestigious clientele of the company.
The project is prominently located in the IT Hub of Pune, Hinjewadi an SEZ Zone. The project location serves the likes of Cognizant Technologies, Ascendas also being among DSP Design’s marquee clientele at other locations. Owing to the wild slopes in the site the design team analysis led to the understanding that around 40% of the site was rendered unusable and unsuitable. Apart from their study of the site, enabled them to understand and identify a unique and naturally formed landscaped underbelly which was well and truly worthy of a design exploration that enabled to execute the design to a unique dimension.
It is an environment friendly, sustainably performing facility, which imbibes a deep sense of behavioural elements into the design making, and has an array of interactive spaces around and within the building envelope. Working the flow chart made the design team really understand the flow and interfacing of blocks with each other, the patch diagram made them understand the flow between the different user blocks, thus the development blocks were strategically placed in the front, the experience centre was sandwiched between the DB and TCEC, the amenities were set back inside all these spaces were catalyzed by the event space which held and wove all these spaces together.
The structural elements of the canopy which by itself covers approximately half an acre area, which includes the training block, cafeteria and amphitheater, acts as a grand umbrella that imparts a promenade like feel to the entire campus. The structural elements weave the blocks around an event space, which is landscaped bowl, which in turn houses interesting elements like the amphitheatre and play courts.
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