Envisaged to be the largest net-zero research and development campus in the world, the centre focuses on service and training of manpower.
A holistic approach has been adopted in the master planning of the campus, wherein the interior and exterior spaces reciprocate each other functionally and have, therefore, been conceived as one interconnected, harmonious structure.
The buildings have been simulated for various passive interventions including optimised orientation, building depths, perimeter efficiencies with shaded courtyards, light wells, and a high-performance envelope to reduce the energy performance index. The energy performance index or EPI has been further reduced with active engineering interventions such as radiant cooling and heating, pond heat exchanger, underfloor air distribution, IoT Lighting, and other robotic processes. The canal running through the site, which divides it into two parts, has been sustainably engineered for it to be a heat exchanger and has been incorporated into spatial planning as a recreational hub.