Titan, in keeping with its vision of creating elevating experiences for the people it touches and significantly impact the world it works in, wanted to create a safe and sustainable campus for its workforce in the urban agglomeration of Bengaluru. The aim was to build a campus which retains the natural beauty and focusses on energy and resource conservation, while enhancing the quality of life of their employees.
Nature became the pivotal inspiration in the campus' design and the resulting structure both celebrates and preserves it.
The construction of the
Titan Integrity Campus was developed on a 6.5 ACRE SITE which has a lake on the eastern side. The idea was to take advantage of every angle possible of the
lakeside, providing the user innumerable views of this serene setting.
A few salient features of the construction, design and architecture worth mentioning are:
Minimising negative impact during construction: While clearing the land for construction, soil erosion was kept at a minimum by preserving the topsoil and re-laying it once construction was complete. Carbon emission levels were painstakingly measured and balanced by planting trees. 95% of the construction debris was reused instead of being wasted in landfills. Most of the material was locally sourced, thereby reducing the need for long-haul transportation. The foundations were laid on non-fertile soil. The combination of soft and hard landscaping, reduced the lawn areas, thereby lowering the water consumption and minimising pesticide and fertiliser use.
Creation of a bio-lake: A bio-lake was conceived towards the eastern side of the campus which responds to the existing lake and would seem like an extension of it. The campus is built around this bio-lake.
Porosity of form: Porosity in form allows continuous movement of air with wind tunnels creating a venturi effect. The campus is designed in such a way that each department has its own zone but is connected to the other departments through voluminous atria which brings in light and allows hot air to escape.
Use of natural light: The depth of area is conceived in such a way that the entire office space is enveloped with daylight as long as there is light outside, thus minimising the use of artificial light. A green wall on the western side of the building shields the usable spaces from the harsh western sun.
Use of natural air flows and green terraces:
Common areas are open and non-air conditioned. The three-floor structure has a terrace garden at every level. Cascading green terraces are connected through external staircases and provide insulation to office spaces below, thus, reducing heating and cooling loads. This enables the use of the unconventional comfort air cooling system (Evaporating Cooling System) for 99% of the office space instead of conventional HVAC. It is for the first time in India that this innovation has been deployed at such a large scale. The green terraces not only allow one to work outdoors, but also stimulate interaction with the flora and fauna.
The campus has rainwater harvesting systems and a wastewater treatment plant, with the treated water being used in toilet flushes and for landscape irrigation, ensuring zero discharge from the campus. The design is in compliance to green building norms which includes special glazing to reduce heat load, roof gardens, stone cladding, renewable energy sources like solar energy, waste management, integrated systems to manage the facility and EV charging points.