The Chimes Building located in Gurgaon, India is a contemporary office design which houses Athena Business Solutions and was created by the Design Atelier architectural practice in 2012.
The main focus of the project is to create public spaces which are accessible ant to enable the experience of nature inside the building as a symbol of life. The design thus orients itself toward sustainability and communication with a natural and flexible ambiance.
The building acts as a demonstration of a new solution for a multi-tenanted office building with floor plate size flexibility allowing room for tenants from various service sectors and industries. Each floor was organized with an open plan which can be separated as the need occurs with controlled environments and amenities which suit a large variety of needs for either small or large businesses.
The building is raised up from the ground on pylons offering an open space under it which is shaded from the sun and contains several water pools and guided streams cooling the air and watering the plants.
The public areas include a restaurant, an open air performing arts theater, a cafeteria, an exhibition space and conference rooms.