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Tata Consultancy Services, Siruseri, Chennai, India by Carlos Ott and Ponce de Léon

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Carlos Ott’s campus for the multinational IT subsidiary of Tata Group was the largest office complex in India

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On its completion, Carlos Ott’s campus for the multinational IT subsidiary of Tata Group was the largest office complex in India, and certainly one of the most architecturally coherent. Ott – who began his career with the Bastille Opera and has since built a string of grand theatres across China – created a series of pavilions that house 20,000 workers in a landscape of greenery and pools.

tata Consultancy Services Siruseri Chennai India Carlos Ott and Ponce de Leon 2006

tata Consultancy Services Siruseri Chennai India Carlos Ott and Ponce de Leon 2006

Plan of Tata Consultancy Services Siruseri

The presence of moving water is intended to cool the environment, as are the gigantic canopies that shade the naturally lit office spaces – all of which won the project a gold rating for sustainability from the Indian Green Building Council. All campuses are intended to be self-sufficient communities, and this is taken to new heights at Siruseri IT park: as well as the usual cafés and gyms, there are entertainment venues and residential quarters for 300 visiting employees.