Infosys provides digital technology services and consulting to clients across the globe. Its subsidiary, EdgeVerve Systems, specialises in the development of financial technology software products.
EdgeVerve’s requirements for its new R&D offices, located on the Citywest business campus on the outskirts of Dublin, were specific. The top ﬂoor was to be dedicated project and client space, while the ground ﬂoor would house the main reception and ‘laboratory’ area for the programmers. Area’s task was to design an agile workplace that would support the creativity and productivity of staﬀ and impress clients while encouraging collaboration and socialisation.
Having worked with Infosys on other schemes, with CBRE as project manager, we were familiar with the company’s brand palette and preferred ways of working. The design needed to be clean and slick, reﬂectingInfosys’s new corporate aesthetic while also referencing the Dublin location.
EdgeVerve’s programmers are key to the company’s success, so it was vital to create a workspace that encouraged creativity, collaboration and brainstorming while providing the ﬂexibility to cope with changing project requirements. Working closely with the client we came up with an innovative laboratory approach that allows the project space to be easily reconfigured using sliding doors and panels. We also supplied a ﬂexible, mobile desking solution.
It was also important to accommodate visiting clients as well as provide opportunities for staﬀ to break away from their desks. There are two large meeting rooms on the ground ﬂoor, while the first ﬂoor also includes a meeting room, business lounge and training facility. Both ﬂoors have large breakout areas in the centre of the T-shaped ﬂoor plan.
Infosys’s energetic, lively design aesthetic is expressed in exposed ceilings, bold use of colour and playful nods to the Dublin location, such as lively images of local scenes and use of traditional Irish-style doors.
‘One of the most interesting aspects was the implementation of ﬂexible and agile solutions within the space, such as the sliding wall panels and moving furniture. It was also fun to work with the client on creating the graphics, which reﬂect Infosys as well as the Dublin location.’
Angelia Liard, Senior Designer, Area