The design concept for the Epiroc office is a derivative of the fields in which it works i.e. mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries. These fields involve interplay of volumes in terms of natural resources whether it is in mining or an underground tunnel for infrastructure development.
The key elements of our conceptual framework from this interplay are: Volumes within volumes, Intertwined surfaces and Fluidity of space.
The client brief for the office was well detailed out for the spaces, comfort requirements and the supporting services. The requirements included reception cum waiting area, Conference room, Meeting, Regional Manager’s cabin and open work stations for 12 persons along with utility areas.
The spatial experience of the office revolves around a centrally placed meeting room as a ‘volume within volume’ with the reception and the waiting space in the front of the main entry creating a ‘sense of arrival’. Workstations are arranged in pods while giving an outside view to each individual within the office. The visual interest is generated through a lattice suspended; colored false ceiling with open and closed voids which also knits together all the workstations. Plants are incorporated as part of the office design as a gesture to bring in nature.
PRIYANKA DAS GUPTA, SAI GAVARA, VIDUSHI SINGH
WBG CONSULTANTS (ELECTRICAL), GENESIS INSCAPES (CONSTRUCTION), PAARA CONSULTANTS (HVAC)