Designed by ABM Architects
DB Corp’s office in Noida is an amalgamation of contemporary design, vibrancy and vividness. This largest selling newspaper company in India and the fourth largest in the world was in the process of transforming into a leading digital media company when ABM Architects got the job to design a new creative office space for them. Creating a young and collaborative working environment, to keep pace with the company’s transformation and cater to its new age users was the most important aspect.
At a macro scale, ABM made simple architectural moves to achieve this – maximizing glazing on the north for efficiency, interconnecting offices with double height spaces, and integrating a high-tech building management system.
At a micro scale, the architecture firm looked to recent trends in office design – by eliminating traditional cabins altogether, and including 20 uniquely designed meeting rooms, lounges and break out areas, they were able to allow for collaborative discussion spaces within an open office environment.
To create a healthy, low-stress environment for the users of the space, high-end Haworth furniture and ergonomic chairs are incorporated into the design. Architecture team also focused on the smaller design details, such as efficient glare-free lighting, Milliken stain smart carpet tiles in the work areas, and epoxy floors for the high-traffic corridors which also adds an unexpected pop of color to the space.
The ground floor showcases a double height reception, accompanied with a board room and lounge. This theme weaves its way through the building and reappears on the 4th floor in a completely custom-designed executive space. Café@5, the all-day dining zone at the top level is a relaxed and fluid space with a graffiti pattern for the accent wall, and added colorful, custom Kandeel light fixtures for a festive vibe.
This project was a first of kind for ABM architects for which they used playful design style, and completely customize what can be seen as the ‘workplace of tomorrow’. The office is operational now and setting a good example of efficiency, user health and building management.
Architects: ABM Architects
Project Name: The Digi-Collaborative Office
Location: Noida, India
Area: 45,000 SQ.FT. (Build-up area)
Status: Completed in 2018
Architect in Charge: Alfaz Miller