Pune, Maharashtra, India

The new building for the Pune International Centre (PIC) shall accommodate a wide variety of spaces for people to meet, discuss, debate, perform, exhibit and reflect.

A central, enclosed garden-plaza will accommodate a small amphitheatre, plants and an al fresco café. It is the connecting element of the design, bringing people informally together. These facilities shall include a number of galleries and exhibition halls that can also be used as meeting rooms, or for small dance and music demonstrations. There will be an auditorium that accommodates four hundred people for lectures, dramas, films and dance. A large banquet hall, for up to four hundred people, will be divisible down into three halls of 133 persons each, or combinations thereof. This may be used for seminars or erudite conventions. Smaller meeting and board rooms will accommodate from fifteen to thirty-five persons. There shall be a library, a computer centre, a spa, and the PIC secretariat. There will be an ATM, small shop, a gourmet café cum coffee shop, and an elegant restaurant. There will be a “scholar’s guest house” for visiting scientists, writers, artists and musicians. There will be about forty generous rooms and two suites. A modern kitchen will facilitate all of these activities.

The facility will include infrastructure and amenities like rest rooms, fire stairs and fire fighting, elevators, air handling unit rooms, housekeeping and maintenance engineers offices. There will be podium parking for about three hundred cars. The structure will be constructed from durable, fire resistant materials that are easy to maintain. Warm, natural colors and vibrant art works will set the tone. The campus shall be a TERI-Griha Five Star Green Building.

LocationPune, Maharashtra, India

Built Up Area7,900 Square Meters

Site Area3.06 Acres



Pune International Center

Prime Contractor



Visualization : Sundar Bommaji

Design Team

Prof. Christopher Benninger, Daraius Choksi, Rahul Sathe, Rohan Chavan and Sundar Bommaji