Tata Consultancy Services


International precision, Nordic atmosphere, mixed with Indian spices in Nydalen

Project Details
  • Completed december

    2014

  • Square meters

    730

  • Workplaces

    70

  • Photographer

    Arne S. Schram, INVISO

Project Description

Tata Consultancy Services is an expanding company and has moved their offices to larger premises at BI (Norwegian business school). TCS is working with cutting edge IT Services and required an office environment which reflects their professionalism and at the same time facilitates future-orientated and sustainable work facilities for approximately 70 employees. “Learning and Sharing” is one of the company’s visions and therefore it felt natural for IARK to develop an open area, with free seating for different ways of working. The layout allows the units to sit sheltered but still be part of an open solution. There are a variety of places to work; from ad hoc work spaces for a quick run through of e-mails before a meeting, to study-spaces for full concentration. Larger oak tables invite collaboration while high-backed sofas allow for a sheltered phone-call. The colours are bold and balanced, which together with modern lamps in glass and bamboo, provide an exciting mix inspired by Indian spices. The reception area has a Nordic feel, while the desk front is formed by TCS’s logo elements in solid oak. Overall a very international and assertive atmosphere.

Tcs 1

RECEPTION AREA

The desk front is clad with 300 oak blocks reflecting TCSs graphic profile.

RECEPTION AREA

The desk front is clad with 300 oak blocks reflecting TCSs graphic profile.

© Arne S. Schram, INVISO

Tcs 2

INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS

Light and warm tones give a Scandinavian feel whilst light fittings in bamboo and rice-paper perhaps suggest Asian origins. 

INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS

Light and warm tones give a Scandinavian feel whilst light fittings in bamboo and rice-paper perhaps suggest Asian origins. 

© Arne S. Schram, INVISO

Tcs 3

MEETING ROOMS

Oak tables and high-backed chairs in aubergine tints.

MEETING ROOMS

Oak tables and high-backed chairs in aubergine tints.

© Arne S. Schram, INVISO

Tcs 4

DIALOGUE

A variation of the meeting room gives good opportunity for dialogue. Here a round table and a pendant lamp set the scene for smaller groups.

DIALOGUE

A variation of the meeting room gives good opportunity for dialogue. Here a round table and a pendant lamp set the scene for smaller groups.

© Arne S. Schram, INVISO

Tcs 5

FREE SEATING

Free seating in zones gives employees and guests the opportunity to choose their own place and way of working. Open tables allow dialogue or teamwork, and sheltered areas are for work requiring deeper concentration.

FREE SEATING

Free seating in zones gives employees and guests the opportunity to choose their own place and way of working. Open tables allow dialogue or teamwork, and sheltered areas are for work requiring deeper concentration.

© Arne S. Schram, INVISO

Tcs 6

INFORMAL MEETINGS

Working areas all have informal meeting- and workplaces. Guests and travellers will always find a quiet spot to check their mailboxes.

INFORMAL MEETINGS

Working areas all have informal meeting- and workplaces. Guests and travellers will always find a quiet spot to check their mailboxes.

© Arne S. Schram, INVISO

Tcs 7

AD HOC HOTSPOTS

The open work areas are connected by ad hoc meeting spots. Strong, spicy colours invite dynamic activity in these transitional spaces.

AD HOC HOTSPOTS

The open work areas are connected by ad hoc meeting spots. Strong, spicy colours invite dynamic activity in these transitional spaces.

© Arne S. Schram, INVISO

Tcs 9

A text with TCSs mission values makes for a rich graphic background in the open working space. 

A text with TCSs mission values makes for a rich graphic background in the open working space. 

© Arne S. Schram, INVISO

Tcs 10

QUIET CORNERS FOR DIALOGUE

Quiet rooms are part of the varied facilities. Some are provided with chairs and desks for more traditional work.

QUIET CORNERS FOR DIALOGUE

Quiet rooms are part of the varied facilities. Some are provided with chairs and desks for more traditional work.

© Arne S. Schram, INVISO

Heide Tjøm

Interior architect MNIL

Åsa Forsberg

Åsa Forsberg

Interior architect