Infor, one of the larger IT service providers internationally, requested the design and construction of their new branch office at the DLF Corporate Park in Jasola. Combining four stand-alone office units, they requested a bright, smart, open space to reflect their company branding and ethos.
Infor, one of the larger IT service providers internationally, requested the design and construction of their new branch office at the DLF Corporate Park in Jasola. From the start, we knew the office was going to be a really quick turnaround project so we attempted to maximize the impact through a few strategic moves which would create maximum impact.
First, we broke the partition walls between the existing 4units to create one large sun-filled corner space and relocated all service areas toward the passage with no view to the outside. We also placed all cabins and closed spaces along the walls to create a large, well lit open office space at the center of the office and visible from the reception. There were two sets of closed cabins along two walls – meeting spaces and cabins. All the meeting rooms were positioned along one wall to allow easy access from the reception. The conference room gets plenty of natural light; the primary meeting room is centrally located and easily accessed by staff and visitors alike, while the smaller meeting room has a secondary access through the reception if required. The cabins, used on a daily basis, were arranged along the opposite wall to receive natural light and a view to the large terrace beyond.
Second, to create the feeling of space, we increased the height of the central space housing the open office and created a cove to further illuminate the center. The open office receives light throughout the day from the large curtain glazing beyond and with a high ceiling and low partitions creates the impression of a large space. Mid-level managers were deliberately located at the end of each row of circulation to get an external view while commanding an overview over the junior staff. Chairs and tables were designed or selected to carry through the company branding with pops of color in an otherwise minimalist space.
Third, to tie together the whole office, we created a graphic to start at the reception, snake along the surfaces of the open office and end at the server room. The graphic concealed and accentuated doors to the service areas (pantry, toilets) and helped hide unwanted structural elements. The bright colours and triangular shape, derived from the logo morphs from reds (the company colour) at the reception, to orange and then yellow with the occasional white thrown in to visually tie back to the other walls. It acts as the guiding spine of the office, bouncing light and color into the interior and adding visual interest throughout the office.
AMRITA DASGUPTA, VIKAS KANOJIA
AD CONSULTANTS (MEP), RNC (CONSTRUCTION)