Salesforce Hyderabad Hospitality Floors
Programming, Concept Design, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documentation, Construction Administration
Owner’s Representative: JLL
Architect of Record: Edifice
MEP: Hyderabad Consulting Engineers
AV & Telecommunications: Systems Go
LED Walls: Sensory Interactive
LEED: Brightworks Sustainability
Ceramic Tile Wall Murals: Shinji Murakami
Salesforce Hyderabad is a key hub in the Asia-Pacific region for the global company. To accommodate their growth in India and the region at-large, Salesforce moved into a new high-rise and engaged Mark Cavagnero Associates to design its Ground Level Lobby and Social Floor at the top of the 20-story building.
The Ground Level is quite spacious with 20’ high ceilings. To bring in some warmth and scale to the cavernous space, we dropped in an oak wood slat volume that runs floor-to-ceiling. In between the slats is a sound-absorptive insulation and fabric assembly that balances the acoustics of this large public room. Playful Salesforce branding elements like the 26’ x 15’ LED video wall and the full-height tiled art mural are carefully framed within the wood volume. While disguised behind the wood volume are series of base building structural columns, back-of-house infrastructure, and support spaces. This language of the oak slats is synonymous with Salesforce’s reception desks in every office and clearly ties together with the company’s global real estate identity. A coffee bar and a classroom-style training room with an adjoining lounge round out the lobby’s front-of-house program, all thoughtfully placed to allow various types of events for employees and guests.
At the top of the building, the Social Floor is anchored by a full-service Cafeteria and a flexible Open Work Area. Recalling the oak wood slats from the Lobby, we broke up the ceiling of the massive 57,000 sf space with framed zones of oak wood battens which carefully integrate sound-absorptive insulation, lighting, sprinklers, and other miscellaneous devices in between. A 150’ long tiled art mural similarly impressive as its peer in the Lobby, draws employees to the Servery and Barista Bar. The counterpoint to the lively culinary experience of the Cafeteria is the Open Work Area. With its residential-style soft seating and library-inspired communal worktables, this flexible workspace is the calm yet collaborative half of the Social Floor. The bright oak wood has been swapped out for a muted teak wood and the seating elements are more casual and comfortable. All the furniture can be cleared out to convert this work area to an event space either as an extension of the Cafeteria or to host a separate event simultaneously.
With these unique hospitality floors, all employees and guests of the building have a distinctly Salesforce experience from the front door to the apex of Hyderabad’s new office tower.