Meta’s New Gurugram Office Unveils A Blend of Creativity and Pop-Culture

Meta (formerly Facebook) takes house in a opulent stand-alone office building bringing the essence of India and technology’s future under one roof.

Meta, the new avatar of Facebook company, recently moved to a new office in Gurugram spanning across six floors in the hub of cyber city. Designed with modern and functional furniture, the social media giant’s new office is their Asia’s first stand-alone facility and seamlessly blends global and local culture. Indian artists Pratap Morey, Rohini Devasher and Sameer Kulavoor have created large artworks across the floors augmenting creativity with pop-culture.

Meta is encouraging its vision to give people the power to build communities and with its open floor plan and unfinished look to inspire collaboration and bring the world closer together.

In their recent rebranding to ‘Meta’, the company showcased their vision for the future of the internet, which is the ‘metaverse’ – a place where the physical and the digital worlds converge. It will be more immersive and engaging, creating a shared sense of space with another person and another place. The Metaverse is the next evolution of social connection and the new office has been designed in that backdrop. 

This new extravagant office will house the largest team in the country for the company Meta. According to the statement released by Meta, the doors will also be open to anyone who is driving change – be it creators, small business owners, entrepreneurs, artists or community leaders. In a directed, purposeful efforts, Meta is embracing the ambitious goal of training 2 crore small businesses and 250,000 creators. The company envisions this office as a reaffirmation of their commitment to the country, their deep aspiration to be an ally for a country that is rapidly transforming and where technology will play an enabling role in enhancing lives and prosperity of future generations.

The modern, minimalist and functional furniture, the bright red, deep blue and and mustard tapestry add a burst of colour to the office. An events center and a full production studio – equipped with a green room, are avenues for creation and collaboration.

Production Studio
Green Room

A dedicated ‘Centre for Fuelling India’s New Economy’, acknowledges India’s vibrant, entrepreneurial spirit and creative zeal, and the converges with ‘Digital India’. The centre showcases the way Meta and its platforms can act as key bridge for skilling and economic development. An exclusive area for demonstrating how new technologies like AR and VR can play transformational role in some of the key sectors such as learning and education, commerce and healthcare in the future.

Meeting Room

The wall culture within the office encourages everyone to scribble their ideas on whiteboards or share ‘What’s on your mind?’ on walls seen all over the office. Elements of quirky local and pop-culture are introduced with meeting room names such as ‘Chellam Sir Will Know’, ‘Felt Cute(Might Delete Later).’ and ‘When Is The Next Long Weekend?’. 

Rohini Devesher’s Artwork across the office floor
Pratap Morey’s Artwork in the Elevator Lobby

From the earliest days, art at Meta offices has ignited the minds of people and contributed to the company’s culture. For the Gurugram office, the aim was to have art that reflects India’s cultural and ideological diversity that’s shifting from traditional towards a new identity. Indian artists Pratap Morey, Rohini Devasher and Sameer Kulavoor worked with this brief and shared their interpretation of it. The enormity of their art pieces captures the imagination of viewers, as Rohini’s artwork spans over 65 feet, and Pratap’s artwork spans six floors of the building. Their work  captures the future with a broad view of urbanisation and globalisation, in an attempt to invite new ways to think about ourselves and the world at large.

Mother’s Room
Cafe Entrance

Keeping safety and sustainability at the forefront

The office has also moulded several experiences in the interest of health and safety of employees. This includes several touchless experiences in the cafeteria and washroom facilities, a mother’s room, as well as embracing best practices such as touchless sanitization stations and temperature checks.

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