Apollo Tyres Global RD 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.
|Project Name||Apollo Tyres Global R&D Center|
|Completion Date||November 2016|
|Site Area||5 acres|
|Gross Floor Area||73,500 square meters|
|Building Height||15 meters|
|Client/Owner||Apollo Tyres Limited|
|Architectural Firm||Calm Studio Desing|
|Principal Architects||Harshan Thomson; Subramaniam Dharmaraj; Meenakshi Srinivasan|
|Main Contractor||Ganesan Builders|
|Mechanical &Electrical Engineer||Air Design Engineers|
|Civil &Structural Engineer||United Consultants|
|Images/Photos||Calm Studio Design; Harshan Thomson|