Bengaluru, Karnataka’s beautiful capital city is Asia’s fastest growing city, known as the Silicon Valley of India. Bengaluru houses many reputed institutions for higher learning, research centers, laboratories and scientific establishments. Today, the garden city is fast emerging as India’s hi-tech industrial destination.
The Karnataka Trade promotion organisation (KTPO) has been established to promote domestic and international trade. This is a joint venture of India trade promotion organisation and Karnataka industrial areas development board. The trade center Bengaluru has been set up at plot no 121, export promotion industrial park, Whitefield Bengaluru, over an area of 50 acres. An air conditioned exhibition hall and 11 open exhibition halls have been constructed all around the exhibition hall for display of heavy equipment, machineries etc.
The main feature of the Exhibition & Convention hall is the space frame roof measuring over 10,000 Sq.Mtrs.This is perhaps the first time in bangalore, a space frame of this magnitude has been constructed by integrating four geodesic domes of 18 Mtrs X 18 Mtrs.The trade centre is architecturally and technically designed to be a “State-of-the-art” Exhibition complex.Cantilever projections of 18 Mtrs have been used.The space frame is designed to rest on One Central Steel Pylon.The central pylon also houses a hall master room.All the geodesic domes are covered with glass fiber reinforced plastic composite panels.The entire space frame is cladded with aluminium composite panels imported from South Korea for better aesthetics and thermal insulation. A mezzanine floor has been introduced over an area of 1500 Sq.Mtrs.to have conference rooms for delegates.