Samsung’s R&D and design institute moves to new office building in India
Samsung R&D Institute, Noida (SRI-N) and Samsung Design Institute Delhi (SDD) have moved in a new office building in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
Housed in an IGBC LEED Platinum-rated green campus, the building occupies 377,118 square feet of space over ten floors in the Candor TechSpace building on the Noida-Greater Noida highway.
The design of the building is inspired by India Gate and the office is built on the concept of egalitarian linear workstations.
At the entrance to each floor of the office, there is a social hub for employees to enhance interaction, communication and collaboration.
Samsung R&D Institute, Noida Managing Director, KY Roo, said, “The new office space is an effort to create a safe and inclusive workplace that empowers every individual to innovate and create.
“In line with our core values of People, Excellence and Co-Prosperity, the new office will provide the right environment and opportunities to deliver new era products and solutions.
Most of the building’s workstations have been designed to provide access to amenities including a social center, recreation and meeting rooms, and natural sunlight.
Height-adjustable workstations are included for improved ergonomics.
The workspace was designed based on the concept of hot desking, which allows people to choose their place.
The office interior is steeped in biophilic design principles and was built around a human-centered approach to better air quality.
Biophilia, or houseplants in planters, are spread throughout the office, and indoor air quality sensors are also available on work floors.
Using occupancy sensor technology, the new office increases the use of natural light to save energy.
The campus has laboratories and includes a multi-format experiential cafeteria, nursery, gymnasium, training center, wellness center, daycare center and banks/ATMs.
The new SRI-N and SDD campus has been designed to meet the needs of people with disabilities.
Braille and tactile indicators are available in aisles, parking lots, lobbies, elevators, stairways and restrooms to create an accessible workplace.