Elevating Work Experiences: ANA Designs’ Revolutionary Office Solutions

Ankura and Ankit Patel of ANA Designs stride forward with a commitment to innovation and excellence, and a pledge to be different. 

Headed by the dynamic and talented duo Ankura and Ankit Patel, ANA Designs has a robust team committed to creating spaces with passion, finesse and proficiency. Prominently positioned in the corporate interiors realm, they design landscapes that foster creativity and innovation. 

“We co-create spaces in collaboration with our clients. This exemplifies their organizational goals and empowers them to re-invent and evolve. We are driven by a human-centric design thought process and are ever evolving as a team,” says Ankit.

Ankura adds, “Our unique design thinking skills and in-depth experience support a seamless journey from concept to reality. We stand committed towards providing exceptional and cost-effective solutions to our clients across diverse sectors.”

Here’s a close look at some of their prestigious projects: 

ICICI Lombard Head Office, Mumbai

The building is a multi-level spectacle (G+3 structure,1 lac+ sq ft area) encompassing varied ideologies under one roof. Enclosed spaces were infused with design elements celebrating the vast textile prints of India – Ikat, Shibori and Dhuri. The entire concept on the lower floors revolved around outdoor sports with a central vault that was identified as the meeting hub surrounded by the work floor around it. Detailed and innovative murals, artwork and installations were orchestrated onto each floor. Multiple breakout spaces in varied modules added the necessary getaways for the workforce for quick, meaningful collaborations. The cafeteria was a recreation of the Mumbai street that is synonymous with the sights and sounds of key elements such as stamped concrete floors, lamp posts, a cross section of a bus as a bain-marie, the local train, and a sizeable cloth bound tree representing our culture, our essence and vibe.

The corporate floor was a representation of indoor games as well as posed as a business floor with all the larger meeting rooms, management cabins and the boardroom located at this level for conducting meetings and connecting seamlessly. A sophisticated undertone linked all areas of this space, exuberating a sense of focus and drive for the goal-driven leadership team to work within.  

Everest Industries Ltd, Mumbai

Everest Industries has transcended into a household name in the new age building materials sector. The outlook was to create a space that represented their values and vision, in turn showcasing their product range and expertise. Weaving a design story including these elements was a unique approach. This vision inspired us to create a workspace driven by subtlety, customisation and geometry. A Scandinavian palette took centre stage and elevated the design thinking to the next level. An uninterrupted connect of this 24,000 sq ft office from one end to the other and breakout zones for quick collaboration provided the right channel to communicate the culture to the teams across all functions. The periphery was planned with all focus zones to avoid any visual obstacles on the floor plate and worked well for the floor plate.

Subtle yet impactful design and colour features helped in highlighting their product applications. A jointless look acoustical gypsum ceiling, a dedicated experience area for client visits, sessions or town halls, unique design elements and customised artwork graphics created a homogeneous ecosystem.

TATA Consultancy Services office, Bengaluru

The vision was to create an agile and aspirational landscape that commanded a seamless flow of business functions, collaboration, client interactions and team building activities. ANA Designs created a space that empowered 3,500+ employees to enhance their engagement levels via mindful design influences through this green build platinum certified 12 storey marvel spreading across 5 lakh+ sq ft. Transparency at all work levels was achieved through our detailed approach in all aspects of design and services. Biophilic elements introduced a softer and delightful touch to the office and helped bind the space together. Methodical yet creative zoning helped break the monotony of linear/traditional working styles and elevated each floor plate by introducing a creative edge in all aspects. Innovation labs and multi-faceted spaces provided a platform for multiple teams to collaborate and connect productively.

KPMG Global Services Pvt Ltd, Pune

KPMG Global Services (KGS) is a strategic global organisation that engages with KPMG member firms to provide pre-eminent, innovative, and curated business services. This office with a robust floor plate of 55,000 sq ft demanded a challenging design dynamic that translated into an inclined layout. This unique disruption created interesting negative spaces, leading to creative pockets to drive informal collaborative sessions. This concept radically radiated from the core of the workspace. These clearly demarcated yet free flowing zones allowed teams to connect effectively in varied locations. All the meeting enclosures and cabins were brought in towards the central area to allow maximum natural light to reach all workstations across the office. A stark open plan concept characterised their focus, a reformed culture, employee connectivity and well-being. Alternative breakout zones, phone booths and interactive meeting enclaves were sprinkled across the office to allow easy access for all teams alike.

Sizeable work cafes were planted in strategic areas to provide an alternative work platform during the work day. Technology was deeply embedded into the design understanding to empower teams to work in an uninterrupted manner. The cafeteria too played a dual role of providing a dining area for the teams as well as a space for conducting town hall meetings and briefing by management.

This article has been excerpted from our sister publication ‘Society Interiors & Design’.

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