The lobby of the business center in Delhi and the reception area in the office are their face and business card. And since a person makes a first impression in less than 10 seconds, you need to pay special attention to these zones.
Office real estate experts shared their experience in organizing the entrance area, reception area and waiting area and gave advice on what to look for when organizing them.
Aesthetics and functionality
Do not be afraid to stand out. You can save on furniture and decoration materials in other areas, but not in these. An unusual reception desk will immediately attract the attention of visitors – they will want to take a closer look at it. By and large, you need a WOW effect. Typical solutions do not achieve it.
Aesthetics should not defeat functionality. Reception area – the place of work of administrators, secretaries, who have a “shock” load. Therefore, it should be convenient not only for visitors, but also for employees. It makes no sense to install openwork partitions in which you cannot place documents or buy a chair on which the secretary simply cannot sit.
It is important to plan the organization of the entrance zone at the stage of development of architectural and planning solutions, when the foundations for future design are laid.
Already at that moment it is necessary to think over logistics – how the flows will move in the reception area and how to distribute them correctly, how to organize a lounge area and where to put the reception desk.
To foresee where the security officer will be located so that he does not interfere with visitors, but at the same time he can control the space and respond promptly in case of an emergency.
Experts note that it is extremely necessary in architectural and planning decisions and during design to do everything possible so that at any time of the year the streams of street air do not cause discomfort to employees and guests of the business center.
The size of the entrance zone is always planned taking into account the number of employees of the business center in Noida and the potential load on it during peak hours.
Before the opening, it is worth planning the location of the panel with a list of tenants. One of the main trends in the organization of entrance zones today can be called functionality – a sufficient and yet inconspicuous place for correspondence of tenants, an equipped waiting area with chargers for gadgets and free Wi-Fi.
As for the visual design, you can achieve a wow-effect by working with light, a different combination of materials and geometric shapes.
To create a positive impression from the first minutes, the presence of a stand for the bag, a comfortable place where you can sit down to fill out documents, a soft light, a scanner that recognizes the guest’s passport data to quickly process the pass and save the guest’s time will help.