Moods that Shaw Contract’s flooring facilitated at Mentor Graphics’ new development centre at Noida...

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Moods that Shaw Contract’s flooring facilitated at Mentor Graphics’ new development centre at Noida...

Moods that Shaw Contract’s flooring facilitated at Mentor Graphics’ new development centre at Noida...

25 Jun 2020 Long Read
The Electronics Design Automation (EDA) giant headquartered in the US, hired Edifice Consultants to design campus in the multi-storied building spread across 2.7 acre. With a space so vast, the design team had a towering assignment on hand – to make both the interior and exterior look unique, fresh, and attractive.

The design firm – Edifice Consultants – conceptualised the space as a charged work environment, infused with a collaborative culture and a deep sense of community. It had to have everything that a modern office demanded: Outdoor and indoor play courts, gyms, and other recreational spaces.

Idea: Floor colour as a space-defining marker

As a conventional and uniform concrete structure, the differentiation across each level of the building could come only through design interventions. The design team planned floor-specific colour themes.

Bold, single coloured carpet strips specific to the identifying colour were introduced on both sides of the carpeted corridors to enhance the sense of direction. The same theme was taken through the open office and breakout spaces by way of colour highlights in the various types of carpet tiles used.

Floor: Smart carpet tiles for smarter impact

The flooring concept was, of course, ambitious. The carpet tile brand had to have a great variety of colours, material quality, and meet the globally rigorous sustainability conditions set by the MNC client. Shaw Contract ticked all the boxes expected by the designer, and the client.

The design team had Shaw Contract’s bountiful supermarket of colours and ranges to choose from. To make its task simpler, the team chose one of theranges as Configure (Style: 5T161 Colour Shift hexagon) in five eclectic colours – Social, Brilliant, Electric, Sublime and Aerial. As the colour names conveyed the moods of each floor’s utility.

The flooring plan neatly dovetailed into Shaw Contract’s Smarter Impact framework – that of
impacting adjacent communities knowledge-led,human-centric, and optimistic initiatives. The long-term idea is not just to execute a flooring project but influence the human condition in an impactful and sustainable way.

Result: Enhanced spatial quality, visualbeauty, and underfoot comfort

The creative juxtaposition of floor colours across G+10 stories brought warmth to the interiors, without appearing chaotic. The ample, glare-free daylight complemented the floor plan and ensured energy efficiency while facilitating peak employee performance.