HERO GLOBAL CENTER FOR INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY (HGCIT)

HERO GLOBAL CENTER FOR INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY (HGCIT)

Architect
William MCDonough + Partners

SEMAC India
Location
Jaipur, India
Project Year
2016
Category
Offices

Factories

Research Facilities
©courtesy William McDonough + Partners

HERO GLOBAL CENTER FOR INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY (HGCIT)

William MCDonough + Partners as Architects

The HGCIT 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.


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.


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


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