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Futuristic Workspace-Flexible Free Flowing Experiential Spaces

Torbit - April 03, 2022 - - 0 |

Welcome to the futuristic workplace that is creative, flexible, technology driven and human- a true demonstration of ideaion and values , empowering  employees to be the best version of themselves.

That is Colliers One BKC.Its  design is driven by three  fundamentals – our people , our values and the future . The employee-centric workplace offers a variety of work setups, catering to the needs of new-age workforce, which is driven by innovation and technology advancements. This futuristic workplace  has moved away from the concept of fixed seating to  activity based workplace (ABW), promoting   cross-team collaboration and providing choice to the employees through interconnecting spaces.

As you arrive at the elevator lobby of level 6 Tower A, the signage guides to the Colliers space. As one walks towards the reception, you are introduced to the world of Colliers which carries its global campaign and logo in white on a contoured wall. The warm  ‘Welcome Zone’ is  a combination of lavish arrival desk, a fresh biophilic lounge and an open work café with a booth and high table seating options. The open collaborative zone is complemented with formal   ‘Meeting Zone’ placed right opposite, which starts with a couple of 6-seater meeting rooms, re-configurable board room and a media room equipped for live interactions. The formal meeting zone has acoustically treated walls and perforated gyp ceilings to ensure optimum decibels are maintained inside. These are equipped with the latest VC and IA technologies, bookable via applications.

The  ‘Work Area’ is as open as it gets. White treatment directly on the RCC slab ensures we achieve the maximum volume, while keeping indoors light and bright. The focus desks are surrounded by Collaboration spaces on all sides. This includes a Brainstorm wall, high desk seating around the featured column, comfortable booth seats along with glazing and interactive stepped seating towards the wall for impromptu talks. The work zone opens into the  ‘Social Space’ which  is the main cafeteria where people come to talk and socialize. A bar counter in the café is intended to make the space informal and lively.

The colour palette reflects the company’s commitment to being authentic. The whites, the woods, the greys and natural green is intertwined with the company’s brand colours, which revolves around the blue hues.

 Design Concept – People, Values, Collaboration, Future 

 People – The employees have a variety of work settings to choose from. Regular ergonomic desks to booth seating, high counters to comfortable collaborative seats, employees have ample choice to opt for their seats based on the type of activity. In case someone needs to take a personal call, you can choose to be inside one of the acoustically designed phone booths, instead of worrying about their private conversations going public. We believe the future is flexible, which reflects in the free-flowing spaces as one explores the various zones in the office.

One of the key design aspect, connected with our people is wellness . The designer has blended wellness into the office design by ensuring that there is  an ample amount of fresh air along with biophillia which purifies the indoor air naturally. A walking track on micro concrete flooring, which happens to be the primary circulation passage, is a constant reminder to keep moving and fit all the time.  Gym Cycle in the middle of the workplace conveys that work and wellness can certainly go hand in hand. Natural light keeps the workforce energetic during the day. By planning open spaces next to glazing, it has been ensured that  all employees benefit evenly from the natural light.

Values –  The workplace design is an extension of Colliers  global workplace strategy, known as  Pace,  which is a space that is  productive, active, collaborative and encourages enterprising culture. The design of the building  reflects company’s values, blended with the strong local elements which is seen through the graphics and branding on various surfaces across the workplace. Right at the entrance, visitor or an employee is introduced to company’s global campaign,  ‘Experts choose Experts’ while you wait to meet someone at the lounge near arrival, a history wall narrates interesting milestones of over 100 years of company’s legacy.

Collaboration and open work culture are the cornerstones of this workspace. One BKC office has several collaboration spaces, where people meet, and idea exchanges become a natural outcome. The open  bar style cafeteria brings the element of fun and allows the employees to be themselves, while being at work. The stepped seating in warm beechwood is strategically placed where small events, talks and townhalls can be conducted. It is also a perfect spot for informal impromptu interactions. Otherwise, one could sip their favourite coffee while lounging and reading a book in this zone. The focus is to promote interaction, collaboration, and enterprising culture through experiential spaces.

The Future –   The concept of Futuristic Workspace is  being achieved by looking at things holistically. One of the most important way to look at future is by acting today. By aiming to be  Leed Platinum office, the workplace design  conveys to employees and clients that the company takes the idea of sustanability in true sense by following it . The design incorporates ways to make the building  energy-efficient, by using sensors, apt HVAC solutions and introducing best practices.

The future of work is incomplete without the introduction of technology. The formal meeting rooms and the boardroom are acoustically treated and equipped with latest interactive screens to carry out hybrid meetings and virtual collaboration sessions. CO2 sensors and air quality monitoring systems ensure a healthy working hour for the employees. An open office also means fewer touch points.

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