Regional Office for Software Technology Parks Of India, Chennai

Client: Software Technology Parks Govt of India. Area: 11,850 sq m Location: Chennai Role: Architectural & Engineering Design and Project Management

The site is prominently located in the heart of the IT development on Rajiv Gandhi Salai. However the only access to it is through a wide passage connecting its north-east corner to Taramani Road. This problem was addressed in the design by creating a curved front facade and a terraced plaza which was oriented diagonally towards the entrance.

With preconceived parameters, to identify an “image” set up by Information Technology Buildings using abundant glass and metal composite panels, STPI – a government agency to facilitate growth in this sector, decided to construct an office for itself in Chennai.

The design process thus was an attempt to get this “image” its due relevance by mitigating its negative and exploiting its potential. Reflective glass was used, with heavy shading devices on the east and west faces, further shaded by a buffer zone of trees.