Unitech’s new IT Park in Kolkata is a 20-hectare campus of high specification IT development which raises the standard for speculative office development. The aim of RMJM’s design for the masterplan and associated buildings was to create a self-sufficient community with an array of amenities, business and leisure facilities. To do this, RMJM created a campus style development with a new central, richly landscaped park at its heart. The park contains a series of amenities that service, compliment and enrich the lifestyle of the professionals that will work within it. The traffic planning minimizes the impact of vehicular access while maximizing the extent of pedestrian-only landscaped areas, providing a richer green environment for both visitor and user alike.
The central pedestrianised spine forms a rich landscaped focus to the development and creates a link between the nine individual buildings.
The orientation and proportion of the buildings ensures most advantageous access to controlled natural light which helps to create a positive and pleasant work environment. Dynamic expression of the skin, reflecting the dynamism of the functions within is created by using a series of interlocking vertical stone and horizontal metal panels. Each of the three building modules are built to a differing height and use alternate façade types to create a more vibrant skyline. Illuminated glass boxes are set within the building blocks as highlights providing dramatic lighting to the development’s skyline in the evening.