Fostering Community Interactions

Tata Consultancy Services' software development campus designed by CannonDesign, fosters community interactions as the layout is inspired by the important role courtyards play in traditional Indian architecture

TCS Software Development Campus

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Name of Project:
Location: Kolkata
Size: 2.1 million sqft
Architecture Firm: CannonDesign and its Yazdani Studio
Design Principal: Mehrdad Yazdani
Photos: Dave Burk Photography
Source: v2com

We can't overstate the amount of cultural research and engagement the design team undertook for this project. Materials, spaces, elements large and small, all of them are designed to be a touchstone for Indian culture that culminates in a state-of-the-art workspace

Mehrdad Yazdani, Design Principal

Spread across a 40-acre site, Tata Consultancy Services' new software development campus houses more than 16,000 employees. The entire site is filled with courtyards, with dynamic building scales framing the courtyards, and a diverse sequence of landscaped spaces.

TCS Software Development Campus

"This is a transformative building that engages India's rich history to guide its future," says Mehrdad Yazdani, Design Principal for the project and Director of the Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign. "Rooted in elements that define India, the building also sets an exciting new precedent in line with the leading-edge technology services occurring within its walls."

TCS Software Development Campus

The campus architecture is defined by two 15-story towers. The north side of the towers is clad in high-efficiency clear glazing with distinct ceramic frit patterns and sun shading devices. The south side integrates metal paneling into the fa├žade, and a number of framed terraces and public spaces, including a five-story courtyard in which employees from different floors can come together.