WeWork’s first flagship space in Bengaluru will make you want to quit your job

JUN 8, 2018 | By Rochelle Pinto
(L-R) WeWork mix of hot desks and private offices, which are designed around a striking 5-story communal atrium;Inspired by commonly used Indian materials, the WeWork design team incorporated wood, steel and marble into each space to create the perfect marriage of Indian opulence and the contemporary WeWork aesthetic;Earthy greens and rich maroon hues accompany the minimalistic décor to add warmth to the expansive communal space;Magenta, blue and purple neon LED fixtures are paired with pieces by local streets artists, creating a visually stimulating environment for members; Individual workspace.

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? Designed to cater to the whizkids of India’s Silicon Valley, the global co-working behemoth’s first Indian flagship (they have similar spaces in London, New York and Los Angeles) 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. So, ready to hand in your resignation yet?