APOLLO TYRES GLOBAL R&D CENTER
The project is a centre for study, creativity, innovation and growth, as well as to carry out extensive testing and experimentation in high-performance laboratories in the field of automobile tyres. The client’s brief required a building that was modular, allowing for future expansion, and one that would express the modern and global direction of the company.
The centre is located in Oragadam, an industrial corridor on the outskirts of Chennai. The 5-acre site for the R&D Center is part of a 200-acre manufacturing plant for Apollo Tyres and is surrounded by other mega automobile and related factories. With due consideration to its immediate ‘hard’ setting and the nature of the product, namely tyres, the aim was to create a micro-environment that is ‘soft’, soothing and calm—an oasis in a way.