Friday, June 9, 2023

Renowned architect Dikshu Kukreja designs world class Wipro’s Hydraulics Plant in Jaipur

Manufacturing spaces have undergone many evolutions over the years. From a simple work place to manufacture goods, such facilities today are seen as coming together of human resources for the betterment of the society and the country at large. They are seen manifestations of a mind-set change towards innovation, sustainability and architecture that integrates the surroundings in a novel way.

The upcoming Hydraulics Plant Manufacturing Unit by WIPRO at Jaipur reflects a paradigm shift towards modern and energy efficient facility. Located at Mahindra World City and spread across a sprawling 16 acres, the ultra-modern plant designed by Dikshu Kukreja, Managing Principal of CPKA (C P Kukreja Architects) and team, the facility design takes into account the potential environmental impacts associated with manufacturing process, such as noise and air pollution. Located in the desert, the plant is well insulated ensuring thermal comfort for all occupants of the facility. As one of the most advanced SEZ’s in India, the site is well integrated with the surrounding traffic flow. The facility ensures the wellbeing of its employees replete with recreational facilities and several other facilities to make it a self-sustainable oasis in the hot and dry climate of Jaipur. Some of the other facilities include a canteen, lockers, shower areas, clinics and ambulance areas. With plenty of day lighting, the facility is well insulated with force draft ventilation along with desert coolers. With ample lush green open space, the lungs are happier with clean air.

In the words of Dikshu Kukreja, Chief Architect of the project, “the WIPRO facility in Jaipur is entrenched in contextuality blending innovative technologies and sustainable approach. It has been our endeavor to design unique structures that speak for itself, reflecting the evolving sentiments of environmental protection and sustainability”.

On the inside, the manufacturing process has been broken down into logical steps, with each step of the manufacturing process placed in close proximity to each other right up to
transportation to minimise distance and time taken. The plant has been designed with safety as the utmost priority. Appropriate safety measures such as fire protection systems, emergency stop buttons and warning signs installed throughout the plant. Quality Control being an integral part of the manufacturing process, the plant design includes areas for inspection and testing of products, as well as a systems for tracking products through the manufacturing process. The facility includes measurements that ensure zero discharge
This facility is envisioned to be an INR 200 crore project capable of meeting stringent quality requirements of global customers. Once operational to its full capacity, the facility is expected to generate about 370 direct and indirect employment opportunities.

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