Architect’s Plan for IIIT-Dharwad Upcoming Campus
The permanent campus of IIIT Dharwad is coming up in a 60 acre plot between the two cities of Hubballi and Dharwad. It is close to both cities and also the Hubballi Airport (UBX) yet away from all the traffic, noise and pollution. The location is indeed pristine, right where the hills start on the way to Western Ghats. It is also the catchment area of river Shalmala that flows down to join Arabian Sea near Karwar.
The Master Plan for IIIT-Dharwad ensures that the Institute will have a unique, modern, green, and smart IT campus. About 70% of the area will be left for greenery even after all the buildings are constructed at the end of four phases. Architect’s sketches of the Main Block and Academic Block along with a simulated 3D view of the hostels, faculty and staff residences and the entire campus are shown here. A natural water body is also planned to be developed at the NorthWest corner of the campus, which is also the lowest point in the plot.
The campus is expected to be ready and fully functional by 2020. It will have several modern features such as broadband WiFi both indoors and outdoors, IoT-based smart management of energy and water, an Open Air Theatre with a view of the water body and surrounding greenery, etc.