A new innovation tech campus for India. According to economists, we are living in the ‘Indian Century’, and Bangalore – with its moniker as the Silicon Valley of India.
Within this thriving Tech Hub, UNStudio has designed the new Karle Town Centre (KTC), while UNSense – the arch tech company founded by UNStudio – is collaborating with Karle Infra to curate the use of sensorial technologies throughout the masterplan. KTC is a development that aims to define Bangalore locally and inspire the whole of India to ‘lead by example’ when designing future urban destinations.
Karle Town Centre is the studio’s masterplan design for a new innovation tech campus in the heart of Bangalore’s thriving Tech Hub. Due to the large number of information technology companies based in the city, Bangalore finds itself at the epicenter of rapid growth. Karle Town Centre (KTC), as part of that growth, is a development that aims to define Bangalore locally and inspire the whole of India to ‘lead by example’ when designing future urban destinations. Designed around three defining pillars: Health, Culture and Garden, KTC is currently under construction along the Nagavara Lake, enjoying a direct connection to the city’s ring road and expanding metro lines. Positioned next to the established Manyata Tech Park, KTC is designed to act as a natural magnet for people and activities across Bangalore’s tech scene.
In KTC the landscape and architectural language complement each other, together shaping the urban environment across all scales, from the design of the planter edges, to the architectural features found in the landscape, which merge with the green pockets and roof scapes of the building facades. The interwoven forms, along with the sensitive integration of nature within the architecture, communicates to visitors that KTC is Bangalore’s ‘Garden City of the 21st Century’. The dynamic white volumes across the masterplan, painted in UNStudio and Monopol Color’s unique and patented ‘Coolest White’ ultra-durable paint provide a contemporary identity to KTC.
News courtesy of UNStudio