Saudi Arabia firm to build Bangalore green park
Beary's Global Research Triangle
The Saudi Arabian Economic Development Company, a leading private wealth management company, has entered into an agreement with Beary's Group, a
Bangalore-based realtor-turned- property developer, to build a world-class green
building research park aiming for Leed platinum rating for green buildings.
Beary’s Group will invest $20 million in the project. Phase-I began in 2007-end
and will be complete by August 2009. The entire project will be complete by
The park, spread over 21 acres of sylvan land in five expansive blocks, is named
after world- renowned scientists and inventors. According to company sources,
this is the first green building campus in India. Titled Beary's Global Research
Triangle, it is coming up near Whitefield, Bangalore. With a thrust on expansive
landscape and water body, the plot coverage will be less than 30 per cent.
The triangle is located about 19 km from Bangalore CBD area, with integrated
facilities that will include retail mall/convention store, food courts,
multi-user convention centre, serviced apartments, ATMs, montessori and daycare
centre, business centre, incubators, florist, beauty salon, boutique and
amphitheatre to house over 3,000 people. The architect firm is Calicut-based
N.M. Salim & Associates.
All the buildings in the campus have been placed around a central triangular
court which compliments the shape of the site. The landscaped courtyard is
covered with fabric which will extend from within to the outside.
There is a 10-storey block on the South West corner which houses 100 service
apartments. All the buildings follow a diagonal interlocking pattern which helps
shade the opposite walls during different times of the day. Phase-I that spans
longer east to west with the 10-storey block is being constructed. It has a
total built up area of 7,50,000 sq. ft with an average floor plate of 75,000 sq.
ft. per floor. Phases-II and III will accommodate similar blocks (three in
total) placed along the periphery of the site.
Each block will have two basements each dedicated to car parking. About 4,000
cars can be parked there. There is special emphasis on rainwater harvesting and
wastewater reclamation. The collected rainwater will be adequate for all
domestic purpose within the site.
[May 12-18, 2008]