ITC Green Centre | Gurgaon
Design / Completion 2003 / 2005
180,000 square feet
Brick, sand stone, glass curtain wall
ITC Green Centre is the ‘World’s Largest Platinum Rated Green Office Building’. ITC has a longstanding tradition of building sensitively vis-à-vis the environment, so in 2003 when ITC decided to build the ITC Centre at Gurgaon, to house the offices of all it’s varied businesses, there was nobody to understand this commitment better than RKA.
RKA took up ITC’s challenge of designing one of the most energy efficient buildings in the world - which, of course, in due course came to be certified under the LEEDS certification program as a “platinum rated” Green Building.
The 180,000 sft Office Building was designed and built after extensive research. The external facade of this building was developed on a modern classical manner. The weighty stone base rooted to the earth represents ITC’s appreciation of classical design. It’s vision for the future was addressed by elements of glass - lightweight and hi-tech. The juxtaposition of these two elements breaks down the scale of the building into smaller elements and contrasts past and future through the opposition of light and weight. The building is clad in a red brick that is accentuated by a white sandstone base from the city of Gwalior.