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Situated on the outskirts of Bangalore, Skill City will cement the region's reputation as the information technology centre of India

Technological influence

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Ernest Rutherford's pioneering model of the atom and Watson and Crick's DNA double helix are famous images from science that have captivated the world. With the explosion of technology in recent years, the printed circuit board has become just as well known. It's appropriate then that the design of Skill City in Bangalore, India's technology centre, was inspired by this image.

Designed by New York-based Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects, the 280ha satellite city is being developed by Bangalore native and Bollywood legend Sanjay Khan, and will encompass a new-technology campus, 70-storey office tower, residential community and golf course, as well as a 460,000m2 shopping, exhibition and entertainment complex with green roof.

"As well as the obvious technological influence, the design also draws inspiration from mandala design and incorporates symbols of good luck from the Hindu culture," says Lee Harris Pomeroy. "An electricity plant will supply all necessary local power and the residential zone is serviced by schools, open parkland and community and medical centres. The construction value is approximately 4 billion euros."

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First published date: 09 December 2010

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