Virtusa Corporation, with several delivery centres in India, wanted to establish a strong physical presence in Pune with a workplace that mirrors the brand's global brand standards and yet bringsa certain uniqueness to the new centre. Spread over an entire floor, the IT giant's new office (designed in collaboration with Zyeta
) offers an innovative and forward-thinking work environment that has become a vital aspect of their employees’ lives. To align with the thought process of the organisation, Team Zyeta conceptualized a design outline that prioritises the employees' comfort with dedicated spaces to collaborate, innovate and rejuvenate.
The design strategy: Balancing space and natural light
Team Zyeta seamlessly segregated the main floor and the service areas to maintain a proper, but uninterrupted, division between the two. This gave a uniform balance to workstations and Offshore Dedicated Centers (ODCs) alongside service rooms within the office interiors.
This approach ensured alignment with the organisation’s demand for creativity and innovation in the workplace design. There is glazing placed on one side of the space that is used as one of the main design elements to optimisethe inflow of natural light for employee wellness. The next highlight, and in fact a defining design element for Virtusa Pune's office, is the flooring.
Flooring blueprint: Mirroring Shaw Contract’s Smarter Impact
To maintain the uninterrupted visual demarcation across the office floor, Team Zyeta planned distinctive flooring styles to accentuate the purpose of each section. The intent was to alter the perception and expression of each space – meeting rooms, cabins, closed rooms and huddle spaces.
To accomplish this level of detail, Team Zyeta narrowed down to two collections from Shaw Contract – Color Frame and Places. The checkered patterns in orange, blue and green also matched Virtusa's global brand guidelines. The zig-zag patterns served as direction labels to help employees maintain one-directional flow and social distancing – relevant in today’s post-COVID 19 scenario. Importantly, the theme matched Shaw Contract’s Smarter Impact framework of knowledge-led, human-centric, and optimistic personality.
Result: A visually appealing workplace that encourages comfort and wellness
Shaw Contract’s smart flooring options helped Team Zyeta to create and build a workplace with details that manifested innovation to uplift the IT giant’s work culture and efficiency. It is a lively, bright workplace supported by biophilic design elements, where one can easily and comfortably spend hours every day.