1,200-acre campus is envisaged as a ‘technopolis… a shining technology city’
SSA alongwith gkkSSA has won the competition project & has rendered the Master Planning services to IIT Kharagpur for its 1,200 acres campus. The project includes the infrastructure upgradation of the entire campus and the buildings academic blocks, students & staff housing, research facilities, admin blocks, banks etc admeasuring 2.5 million Sq.ft. The entire work is scheduled to be completed in 2 phases student’s activity centre, students amenities centre, central library building.The Director’s of IIT – Kharagpur one of India’s leading engineering learning center wants the world to think India – not MIT – when the subject arises of the leading campuses.
The master plan for this educational complex keeps this goal in mind. Creating world-class facilities for the engineering education excellence on an eye-catching, 1,200-acre campus, the center is envisaged as a ‘technopolis… a shining technology city’.The focus of the plan is on creating a pedestrian-friendly yet multimodel campus. The walkable education community with ‘collaboration plazas’ effectively pulls together the separate buildings, bringing people face to face. The plan also enhances the local environment and maintains longstanding IIT values. An innovative practical framework for sustainable development is also defined, with structures that are flexible and adaptable.