Fino Payments Bank Offices – Navi Mumbai

  • Client Fino Payments Bank,
  • size 60,000 sqft
  • Year 2019
  • Location Mumbai, India,
  • Industry Financial / Investments,
  • ANA Designs was tasked with the design of the Fino Payments Bank offices located in Navi Mumbai, India.

    Headquartered in Juinagar – Navi Mumbai, the Fino Payments office was envisioned with the impetus of representing the establishment’s prominence and growing digital presence in the corporate financial service realm. The task at hand was to create an office space that was emblematic of the client’s diverse profile as leaders, innovators and implementers of technological solutions for banks and insurance companies. The contextual familiarity of the site in the urban nucleus, made the office’s locations a prime property to establish the company’s footprint in. The initial few weeks were dedicated towards layout planning and mobilization, the following 3-4 weeks were then utilized to get the design scheme finalized and to sign-off on the material board. The rest of the project’s duration was holistically assigned for execution at the site.

    The client’s requirements emphasized needing an open-plan spatial layout within the shell of the structure. The design scheme was conjured based on the recognition of 3 vital zones:

    The well-lit and brighter nooks of the office were assigned workstation clusters to encourage productivity and well-being of the employees. The secondary areas were allocated to host essential services pertaining to the office and the tertiary spaces were rejuvenated to anchor collaborative zones and private meeting rooms to bolster teamwork. The design narrative and zoning had to ensure that the end-users across hierarchies felt motivated and inspired to work within the premises.

    With an open floor plan steering the design layout, it was essential to simultaneously ensure a maximized number of seats for the employees on board. To address this concern, the designers took to a ‘cluster’ approach while designating workstation locations versus the conventional linear layouts. Each zone in the office was mindfully appointed its position with regards to layout placement, so as not to disrupt workflow and circulation.

    Wellness, especially in the realm of user-experience and mental comfort played a crucial role in the workspace’s design ethos. To establish this, the team at ANA resorted to the inclusion of the 7-Chakras philosophy via the usage of its related hues and to also reiterate the client firm’s 7 foundational values: Trust, Reliability, Creativity, Communication, Wisdom, Frugality and Empathy. The 7-Chakras are represented via 7 hues that are a part of the spectrum and their hues resonate with specific frequencies, thus enabling a sense of well-being in an end-user.

    The materiality and functional systems across the workspace take a ‘glocal and futuristic’ approach. The high-end technologies and evolving spaces are balanced in a wholesome manner against Indian-origin fabrics, the works of local artists and vivid colours and patterns across the floors and columns. The usage of colour in the interior scheme is generous, yet restrained and layered in its identity. The larger components like workstations and fixed furniture are kept neutral and desirable doses of hues are introduced in the form of bold wallpapers, loose furniture and custom murals.

    The principle of contrast, emphasis, movement and visual rhythm create the persona of the Fino Payments Headquarters; one where the union of these facets creates an aesthetically tuned workspace, which also optimizes the end-user experience as targeted in the primary design brief.

    The resultant office space is responsive towards the aspects of physical and mental wellness that have been a consequence of conscious designing, while also being a testament to ANA’s penchant for intrinsically breathing life into spaces.

    Design: ANA Designs
    Photography: Ravi Kanade