As one of the world’s largest publicly traded Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) companies in the world, Fluor recognises what it takes to deliver projects on time, on cost and in challenging timelines consistently. Not surprisingly, Fluor India has chosen Via Design as their trusted Design + Build with an engagement that started in 2011 with a 50,000 Sq. Ft brief. Since then, this relationship has progressed with Fluor India entrusting complete design + build responsibility to Via Design for 8 different projects spanning half a million square feet of built up space. The flagship facility is Fluor India’s 1,45,000 corporate offices located on a single floor plate spanning across three towers DLF infinity building in cyber city, Gurgaon.
Design of this project was preceded by an occupancy survey that polled Fluor’s 2500 strong workforce on their evaluation of their current physical, physiological & psychological parameters. The outcome was subjected to an extensive process of debate & review which yielded clear cut objectives & goals for the new project. The large floor plate (larger than two soccer fields combined) spread out over a single floor presented Via Design with the challenge of humanizing the scale. Our solution was to divide the floor-plate into smaller and more intimate neighborhoods connected by a circulation spine that works as main street for the facility. The primary interaction nodes of the offices are located along the main spine and include meeting rooms & break out facilities. Highlight of the main street are two acoustically enclosed passages. Functionally these passages connect different part of the building but the experience is elevated by the aural experience provided by introduction of nature sounds via a sophisticated AV system into these corridors.
The project was designed and executed under very challenging timelines: being designed & executed within a six-month duration enabling Fluor India to put a 1200 strong team in the offices, well on time, and prepared to meet exigencies presented by a rapidly growing business.