Amid the Coronavirus pandemic, many companies were forced to shift to a remote working culture where working from home wasn’t just a norm but a necessity. Nevertheless, in 2024, things are pretty much back to normal, and it’s not only companies but employees who want to get back to the office. How would you feel if you got to work in an office that is surrounded by lush green plants?
The newest Apple Office in Bengaluru has opened as it seeks to focus on local manufacturing in India. Located at the Minsk square in the heart of the city, near buildings that include the Vidhana Soudha, the Karnataka High Court, Central Court, Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium, and the iconic Cubbon Park, which is one of the largest green parks in Bengaluru.
The new office space is spread across the fifteen floors of the building which will boast dedicated lab space, areas for collaboration and wellness, and Caffe Macs and will house up to 1,200 employees.
According to the latest statement from the Tech giant, Apple “Apple is thrilled to expand in India with our new office in the heart of Bengaluru. This dynamic city is already home to so many of our talented teams, including software engineering and hardware technologies, operations, customer support, and more. Like everything we do at Apple, this workspace is created to foster innovation, creativity, and connection. It’s an amazing space for our teams to collaborate.
While, talking about its interiors, the wood, source, and other materials used in the building are locally bought. In addition to it, Apple says that the office is also home to “hundreds of native plants.” Meanwhile, this new workplace of Apple is designed to sustain 100 per cent renewable energy and will aim to achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum rating — the highest level of LEED certification.
Recently, in a press conference, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook said, “We had an all-time revenue record in India, we grew very strong double digits. It’s an incredibly exciting market for us and a major focus of ours. We have a low share in a large market, and so it would seem that there’s a lot of headroom there… We see an extraordinary market—a lot of people moving into the middle class.”