Marble inlays, ivory white floors, dome shaped entrance, and walls punctuated with jaali…No we ain’t talking about another cultural heritage site of India. This is how new Microsoft office at NCR, Delhi looks like.
On Thursday, Microsoft unveiled its new office which is a tribute to the unique craftsmanship and one of the world’s 7 wonders ” Taj Mahal.”
Introducing Taj-Mahal Inspired Workspace
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Technology Blends With History
The IDC NCR workspace is a fusion of technology and cultural heritage. All the materials used are locally sourced and the architecture is designed on the lines of Mughal style architecture.
The 3-floor office has marble domes, ivory stone floors, vaulted doorways and cutting-edge technologies providing the best of both worlds. The center aims to provide world-class IT services and products to global customers.
It works in the areas of latest technological innovation such as cloud services, artificial intelligence, and more.
A Sustainable Workspace
Microsoft wanted its third IDC to be the first engineering hub of the country to merge the local craftmanship with their design language. Truly it is the best example of engineering, innovation, and architecture.
Apart from the design and innovation, the company aimed to build a structure on the ground of sustainability. To achieve this, the designers considered all the best possible design practices to meet the following sustainability goals- better energy and water conservation, low carbon footprint, and high-quality indoor environment.
The team has also done a lot of study to understand the environment of city to develop the green corner at the office. Around 2 percent of the office space is dedicated to the local plants of Noida.
They have also used recycled products and energy-saving lightings to meet the sustainability standards. And the team succeed in achieving as it has received the status of LEED platinum building.
Build On Concept Of Accessible Workplace
Braille signage, wheelchairs, and accessible ramps, danger warnings, and customized counters further make the workplace accessible.
A Dream Come True
The NCR workspace is a dream come true for the Managing Director of Microsoft IDC, Rajiv Kumar. He said, ” It’s really about two aspects- becoming world-class product development organization, and a source of innovation for billion users.”
The new office is undoubtedly an architectural tribute to Taj Mahal and of course a wonderful place to work.