Rochelle Pinto / June 11, 2018
Honest question: does your office building have a rooftop pool where you can cool off after a hectic day of boardroom negotiations? How about a terrace gym to ensure you don’t skip leg day just because your meeting ran late? Yeah, we thought so. The spanking new WeWork flagship in Bengaluru will make you entertain serious thoughts about quitting. Who needs a corner office when you have landscaped gardens and a wellness room with a view?
The global co-working behemoth’s first Indian flagship (they have similar spaces in London, New York and Los Angeles) is designed to cater to the whizkids of India’s Silicon Valley, Bengaluru. This space reflects the vivacity of the city, which is the leading cultural and economic hub of India. WeWork Galaxy intends to cater to the needs of this growing segment within the local industry, has been constructed on the site of the historic Galaxy theatre. The building is designed to facilitate ease of movement and open communication, so expect hot desks and private workplaces as has become the norm with the rise of co-working spaces. But you can just as easily carry your laptop downstairs to the 5-storey high atrium which offers stadium style seating. While the atrium’s amphitheatre design was conceptualised to host events, you could also celebrate your start-up’s successful launch at any of the two event spaces located in the wings of the atrium, which come equipped with projectors and sound systems.
The colour palette is deliberately vibrant — greens and maroon colour blocking help segregate spaces, while the walls work as a canvas for street art courtesy local artists brought in by St. Art India Foundation to create maximum visual stimulation.