EARTHLOAF THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

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Earth loaf, the Chocolate FactoryNAVILUNA is located in the Hebbal industrial estate, an industrial zone at the fringe of the city of Mysore, located 140 km from Bengaluru, extending with stunning views with Hebbal Lake as the backdrop. The client’s brief called for a landscape-oriented footprint of approximately 35000 sq. ft on a 1-acre land.

Earth Loaf- Naviluna- the chocolate factory

With this space, the Bengaluru based design company Rubenius aims to connect the customer with the company’s core philosophies, allowing them to step into the company’s shoes to experience the joy of creating chocolates and sharing the journey – from bean to bar.

Earth Loaf, a chocolate experience centre in Mysore, Karnataka exhibits a set of landscape and interior design narratives that exemplify the manufacturing process of chocolate, its by-products and retail activities through sustainable solutions incorporated into the landscape design and architecture.

 Earth Loaf- Naviluna- Architecture and Landscape

The design process for Earth Loaf started with incorporating the client’s work belief ‘Bean-to-bar’ to the overall masterplan ideation with incorporation of heritage and cultural details. The spatial theme was interpreted around concepts dealing with the characteristics of chocolate, sustainable development, healthy workplace and its impact on humankind. The zen-inspired dry landscape is attributed to the health benefits of chocolate, green landscape and water bodies to the calming effects of chocolate and flowering plants and creepers to the variety and excitement factors associated with chocolate. The overall organic approach that involved people, theme and experienc

 Earth Loaf- Naviluna- Architecture and Landscape

Incorporating vernacular elements like Mangalore tile roofing, Terracotta flooring, cane furniture, stone fountains and Indian inspired art motifs, all the areas are consciously designed to reflect the regional and cultural identity. With supporting service systems like solar panels and smart drip irrigation, organic cocoa plantation, the campus is made sustainability friendly. With clay tile arch and mandala art, the entrance of the chocolate experience centre welcomes visitors with a promise of exquisite intangible and tangible experience.

 Earth Loaf- Naviluna- Architecture and Landscape

Vernacular elements reflecting cultural heritage at the entrance

Vernacular elements reflecting cultural heritage in the driveway (Drive way)

Vernacular elements reflecting cultural heritage in the driveway (Drive way)

Organic Cocoa plantation

The supporting service systems integrated are solar panels and smart drip irrigation – solar panels to address energy conservation in machines and other entities consuming large amounts of electricity and smart drip irrigation to control usage and wastage of water.

Exterior architecture- the work area

Exterior architecture- the work area

Exterior architecture- the work area

Exterior architecture- the work area

Water bodies- the Koi pond

Vernacular elements such as terracotta tile flooring, Mangalore tile roofing, cane furniture, pergola and shaded areas made of natural elements and Indian inspired art are consciously designed to reflect the regional and cultural identity also adding to aesthetics.

 Wellness- meditation area

The supporting service systems integrated are solar panels and smart drip irrigation – solar panels to address energy conservation in machines and other entities consuming large amounts of electricity and smart drip irrigation to control usage and wastage of water

 Wellness- meditation area

The campus of Earth Loaf Chocolate experience centre is a step towards conscious landscaping and sustainable designer.

Our impression of the overall Earth Loaf Campus.

Taking a step towards conscious landscaping and sustainable design, the Earth Loaf- Naviluna Campus by the award winning firm Rubenius is one of its kind, offering visitors the experience of the chocolates combined with the location’s rich culture and heritage.

 

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