Hero Global Center for Innovation and Technology Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
The Hero Global Center for Innovation and Technology (CIT) is a center of two wheeled vehicle innovation, connecting people with nature and inspiring creativity in a lively, colorful atmosphere. The 250 acre campus is designed to be flexible and adaptable; anticipating the changing needs of future technologies.
At the center of the design is a sculpted tower housing studio spaces for designers and engineers, overlooking test tracts and laboratory spaces below. Beneath the tower a Commons Building contains a visitor center, showroom, theatre-style auditorium, and the cafeteria. New vehicle models are revealed from the roof of the Commons Building and descend via a ramp to the courtyard below.
Campus buildings feature:
- rooftop greenhouses
- photovoltaic panels on the rooftops with vegetation growing below
- state-of-the-art lighting and energy technologies
- daylight and fresh air for all meeting and workspaces
“Boulevard of Wheeled Dreams”
The winding pathway through the center of the campus is a hub for activity. Cafes, tea houses, and a large cafeteria are strategically placed along this “Boulevard of Wheeled Dreams” to reinforce the sense of community and maximize opportunities for collaboration.
IN THEIR OWN WORDS
William McDonough, FAIA, Int. FRIBA (design architect):
“Inspiring creativity, productivity and a strengthened sense of community were key to designing this ecosystem. Our vision in creating the Boulevard of Wheeled Dreams was to inspire employees and visitors to feel close to nature while being protected from the intense climate of the region. The campus as a whole is a testament to how resilient design can meet the natural beauty that it is built within.”
Hero MotoCorp (owner/client):
“The CIT is the result of our bold vision to position Hero MotoCorp as the leading source of innovation and green technology. This facility is a giant stride in our relentless endeavour towards strenthening our in-house technology capabilities.”
STATUSOpened March 2016
William McDonough + Partners, Design Architect
SEMAC, executive architects and engineers
Integral Designs, landscape consultants
WEI, air distribution and cooling engineering
WSP, energy and water concepts
Platinum rating from the Indian Green Building Council