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Did Microsoft build ‘Taj Mahal’ in Noida?

If I don’t tell you it’s Microsoft’s new workplace then at first sight you will think it’s a seven-star property. Technology innovation giant has built a never seen before workplace for techies.

The new workplace is the third edition of the India Development Centre (IDC) initiative. The other two IDC’s are based in Bengaluru and Hyderabad. This Noida-based IDC is a whole new architectural invention. India Development Center (IDC) facility at NCR that will serve as a premier hub for driving cutting-edge engineering and innovation.

The IDC NCR workspace architecture is inspired by the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world. The structure is a unique amalgamation of the latest Microsoft technologies and locally sourced materials. The intricate artwork by local artisans and graphics inspired by India’s rich cultural heritage elevate the aesthetics of the office. Its stunning 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 in line with Microsoft’s commitment to sustainability, and the facility has implemented energy and water conservation practices to reduce its carbon footprint. The Project Team has incorporated many considerations during the design process to ensure that the office meets high sustainability measures. Base building is LEED platinum rated, meaning it caters to the highest sustainability standards of construction and operation.

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