XLRI is a university campus spread over an area of 50 acres, near to the core area of proposed capital city, Amaravati of Andhra Pradesh state.
The campus was visualized as an entity where master planning, architecture, landscape, and urban design coordination is reflected to result into a unified institutional campus catering to the multifaceted needs of the campus users.
Landscape character is defined into several categories following the site planning of buildings. Peripheral treatment, fore ground landscape, active sports and recreation area landscape, academic and administration area landscape and accommodation area landscape form the component parts of the campus landscape.
Peripheral planting forms a green edge definition to the campus while ameliorating the microclimatic setting of the campus.
Sprawling lawns, regulated plant material, access roads, paths integrated with lighting and seating form the fore ground landscape considering the low rise-built forms, pattern of blocks and voids, plane placement and other architectural character.
Active sports areas, and auditorium areas wear more of an informal feel coinciding with the proposed activity spaces and built forms.
Academic and administration areas are specially treated with imposed levels and spaces to heighten the majestic appeal, and to render an atmosphere of discipline and punctuality.
Residential areas of both students and staff are designed keeping privacy, segregation, and controlled connectivity. Hostel area landscapes follow the orientation pattern of the built forms while addressing the immediate outdoor needs of the students, with an informal setting, forming spaces for socializing. Staff quarters areas render landscape spaces for different age groups and places like kids play pens, social interaction spaces, internal paths, and specialty garden areas etc.,