Microsoft’s new engineering hub in Noida is inspired by the Taj Mahal
Microsoft’s new India Development Centre (IDC) is going to serve as a premier center of engineering and innovation.
Microsoft has a new India Development Center (IDC) facility in Noida (NCR) that is going to serve as a premier hub for cutting-edge engineering and innovation. IDC NCR is Microsoft’s third development centre in India after Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
The IDC NCR facility will collaborate with Microsoft teams globally to build products and services that will help drive digital innovation. The center will provide opportunities for engineering talent in the areas of Business & Productivity tools, AI, Cloud & Enterprise, Core Services, and Microsoft’s new Gaming division.
The IDC NCR workspace architecture has been inspired by the Taj Mahal and features intricate artwork by local artisans. Its marble inlays, vaulted doorways, arches, and marble domes created by stonemasons and carpenters, are a tribute to the country’s historical and rich craftsmanship.
The project is also in line with Microsoft’s commitment to sustainability, and the facility has implemented energy and water conservation practices to reduce its carbon footprint.
The base building is LEED platinum rated, which means it caters to the highest sustainability standards of construction and operation. The campus also includes recycled products and locally sourced materials including the marble, plus energy-saving light and water installations.
IDC also recently opened an additional office space at Sohini Tech Park in Hyderabad, built for a hybrid work environment. The layout and design come with productivity-enhancing features such as Team-Based Neighborhood Spaces with workstations-on-wheels, Scrum areas, Microsoft Teams AV enabled meeting rooms, collaboration spaces, and breakout hubs. The experiential graphics designs and interiors also support diversity, inclusion, and accessibility; and connects at a global level within the local context.