The Microsoft Campus in Hyderabad was designed to promote greater collaboration, interaction and equity amongst the users, while ensuring efficient and flexible use of space.
The expanded ‘H’ plan and asymmetrical wings connected by the core offers the maximum the amount of daylight into the interior and harnesses optimal views of the external landscape. The different wings of the blocks are connected by a five-storey central glazed atrium with connecting walkways that bridge between them.
Functional work spaces are zoned within the wings of each block and integrated with the internal ‘street’ down the centre. The open plan configuration of the workspaces together with connectivity to this central avenue at each level offers flexibility to reorganize work groups with minimal disruption to adjacent zones as business demands evolve.
Varied informal spaces along the ‘street’ provide users with a seamless yet dynamic experience as they move through the facility. A vibrant and colourful theme is applied to the decor of the ‘street’ to enhance the work-play relationship between the various components of the facility. The ‘street’, while functioning as an efficient connector, is configured to afford opportunities for informal encounters between citizens of the campus.
AT A GLANCE
Cityscape Awards Architecture Emerging Markets – Highly Commended (Commercial/ Mixed-use Built & Special Award – Environmental)
Realty Plus Excellence Awards – Shortlisted in Architect of the year (Commercial)
CNBC AWAAZ Real Estate Awards – Best Design Consultant for Corporate Property
USGBC Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Award – Gold (NC Level Cert – Phase 3)
The design promotes greater collaboration, interaction and equity amongst the users of the facility.