Karle Infra Accorded At the Golden Bricks Award 2018. Karle Infra Pvt. Ltd., a real estate and urban infrastructure company, was honoured at the Golden Bricks Award 2018. Karle Infra’s HUB 1 and HUB 2 was bestowed with “Innovative Concept Project of the Year (National)”. The award was presented in light of Karle’s innovative conceptualisation and matching the highest standards of development. With the belief of ‘a free mind is a productive mind’, Karle Town Centre’s office spaces have been designed keeping the user at the centre. This is important as the employee needs are met with lower stress levels and consequently they are found to be highly productive at work. Once fully built, this will result into a campus-playing host to over 45000 motivated, loyal work force.

Karle Infra Accorded At the Golden Bricks Award 2018
Karle Infra Accorded At the Golden Bricks Award 2018

The first phase of office buildings comprises of two eleven storied buildings namely HUB 1 & HUB 2. With the typical office floor plate being about 40,000 sq ft., the leasable space sums up to one million sq ft. Each office floor has a central core area, which houses the Elevators, Stairways, MEP, BOH areas and other services. As none of the building services extends into the tenant areas, it offers their tenants high precision in setting up their office interiors. The average offtake of office spaces within SEZs is not less than 20,000 sq ft., as a consequence of which the design of these floors enables easy divisibility into two separate tenants. For smaller tenants, plug & play incubation areas are made available. Giving equal importance to the indoor work environment, the width to depth ratio of the floor plates in the central core has been delicately balanced to ensure maximum penetration of daylight.

Façade of these office buildings feature a built-in geometric extrusion which acts as a sun-shading device which in turn reduces the incident heat gain and regulates glare within the workspace. This is a critical factor in reducing optical strain while working on reflective digital screens/monitors thereby ensuring user comfort. Complete with F&B services, the entire Ground Floor of all the office building are conceived as a plush lobby, creating an inviting social space. The idea was to provide the occupant multiple avenues for social engagement and to create a pride of ownership while at the office. ‘The Street’, a miniature concept of high street dining along with easy-reach-facilities, interconnects buildings at the ground floor. Apart from functional space planning, the buildings boast of Destination-control-elevators; Solar power generation roof; Occupancy based HVAC system; Integrated firefighting & safety systems; Sensor based building services monitoring & maintenance system etc.

HUB 1 & HUB 2 comprises of 3 Basements + Ground + 11 Floors and has a Double Height Atrium and is currently occupied by multi-national companies like: Diageo, Epsilon, Resource Pro, Arcadis, Concentrix, Rocket Software, HCL, Dufry, Anvizent, Xylem and Clairvolex. 85% of the clientele are Fortune 500 companies.

Speaking on this achievement, Mr. Sankar, Chief Operating Officer (COO) said, “Winning the ‘Innovative Concept Project of the Year’ has made us ecstatic with pride. The journey towards completing these projects was not a solo effort. At Karle, we have an ambitious and innovative team constantly working towards achieving greatness by maintaining the highest standard in the industry. Being honoured at a prestigious occasion such as this has brought about a sense of pride in what we do and determines us to continue the same kind of work. Karle Infra is also dedicated to being a good corporate citizen by holding themselves accountable for the social, environmental and economic impact their operations might have. They are committed to being a real estate leader in environmental sustainability and energy management.

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