Miraclus, an ortho implant manufacturing company based in Vatva, Ahmedabad wanted to expand their business and hence approached INI to develop 50,000 SF of state-of-the art factory setup in the recently acquired 4.5 land in the GIDC of Kheda near Anand. The products are manufactured through CNC machining work with processes such as essentially required quality controls, polishing, labeling and packaging in a systematic assembly line setup. The architecture of the project adapts to the flow suggested as per assembly line and derived out of functional requirements of the machining and related processes. The administrative block with display and show case galleries will have the world class treatment with contemporary look and feel. The project will be not only the growth engine for the client but also an opportunity to expand the innovative and growing portfolio of the INI Design Studio in the Industrial building typology.
Size : 50,000 SF
Services : Masterplanning, Architecture, MEPF Engineering, Project Management Services (PMC), Landscape Design, Interior Design
This campus for the design and production activities of state-of-the-art India-made orthopedic implants and instruments by Miraclus Orthotech Pvt Ltd was proposed on their own site at GIDC. While providing a well-equipped campus for continuous research, development and innovation of newer lines of products along with the facility for their manufacturing. The design successfully integrates state-of-the-art technology while providing for an immaculately hygienic environment, the campus required to reflect the firm’s innate and well-earned sense of achievement in their entirely home-grown product line. INI’s design response also attempts to remain minimalistic by locating a low slung, transparent built-form with a glazed envelope deep at the center of a green, rectangular site.
As the slender arm of designing wing is placed across a green stretch from the angularly oriented
manufacturing arm, a third arm housing the administration and management work spaces as well as
board & conference rooms bridges across the first two at the upper floor level, projecting outward to
form a canopied drop-off porch in front of the main entrance. Entering through this, one steps into the
reception atrium where an escalator doubly serves as a screen for the open office laid out beyond it,
followed by an informal work zone and a recreation hub. While an exhibition of product displays adorns
the other side of the atrium, stepping beyond the reception takes one to the cafeteria. This is a
connecting facility shared by the admin, design and production staff, which looks out on either sides at
green courtyards formed between the production and design arms.
Manufacturing lines align on either sides of a processing aisle in the production building with an upper level viewing corridor lining the boundary walls that offer views to the management within the immediate proximity to their office areas on the first floor. Despite this closely interconnected planning of various functions of the organization, each of them is served by distinct dedicated entry/ exit points from the peripheral road looping around the campus.
All three blocks are enveloped in high efficiency glazed systems, invoking an inherent transparency in the work culture of the Miraclus enterprise, while the visual of the structural framework through the glass also contributes to a sleek modernist industrial aesthetic. The minimal presence of built-form blends unobtrusively with the meticulously landscaped site, even while the linear glazed, trussed structure lends the campus a vibrant energy.
The most eye-catching aspect of the campus is the pervasive and detailed landscaping design constituting different strategies for each of the six constituent zones viz. welcoming, peripheral, recreational, active, corporate greens and an exhibit zone. These take care of all functions right from welcoming visitors, and branding iconography to sports fields/ courts for the employees to use.
Numerous active and passive measures like roof top solar PV panels for green energy sourcing, green roofs, rain water harvesting, grey water recycling and reuse, safe disposal of wastes, and many others enable the campus to be aligned for highest rating of certification from LEED and IGBC.