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Discovery Centre
Discovery Centre
Discovery Centre
Discovery Centre
Discovery Centre
Discovery Centre

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Project Work Status: Completed Projects

Area: 37,000 Sq.Ft.

Project Completed: 2013

Architect In Charge: Akshat Bhatt
Project Lead: Nirmal C Gupta, Sameer Uddin
Photographs:Jeetin Sharma
Structural:Isha Consultants Pvt. Ltd. 
Project Lead: VP Aggarwal Mechanical
Electrical:Lirio Lopez, Project Lead: Linus Lopez Civil
Landscape: BDP London: Chris Stanton (assisted by Design Milieu)
Hvac: Gupta Consultants & Associates
Plumbing: Deepak Kumar & Associates
Engineering: Lyrita Audio, Viren Bakhshi
Lighting: Lirio Lopez, Linus Lopez
Design Team:Aditya Tognatta, Nishant Malhotra, Nidhi Khosla

As a studio that engages in progressive architectural practice with an intent to make buildings last longer through the utility of longer life-span materials, the Discovery Centre is envisaged as architecture that exhibits cultural continuity and creates built form that need not to be conditioned and spruced up timely. A Greenfield project purposed to demonstrate the upcoming progressive development at the Bhartiya city, Bangalore, the brief was to create a flexible city town hall that would also serve as the site office/sales office to illustrate the urban real estate initiatives of the Bhartiya Group. The brief also demanded the exploration of the possibilities of sustainable design and sustainable development on an extremely tight budget.

Spread across 125 acres, the development is planned as a place-making exercise to craft an environment to attract people. Being a Greenfield project in the outskirts of Bangalore, the design had to be more than just a rudimentary structure that would establish an identity even from the glimpse off the highway. The building is only placed for 6 years and post that, it would be relocated and moved down the site precinct and hence the building was conceived as an assemblage of parts.