Great moment! Amazon opens its largest campus in the world in Hyderabad
The new campus will facilitate team members from different parts of the business, with a diverse range of skill sets, to come together and work on behalf of local and growing businesses.
Amazon India inaugurated its largest campus in the world on Wednesday in Hyderabad. The only one outside the US that can house more than 15,000 employees out of the over 62,000 members of the India team. The move is a part of Amazon’s expansion plans in India. The new campus will facilitate team members from different parts of the business, with a diverse range of skill sets, to come together and work on behalf of local and growing businesses. The office at Hyderabad has inspiring themes that define the interiors, which are India centric and bring out the flavour of India beautifully. Check beautiful pics of the office here.
Amazon's largest building in world
With 15,000 work points across 1.8 million square feet in office space, built on 3 million square feet of construction area, this is Amazon’s single largest building in the world in terms of total area. The infrastructure has been developed in adherence to Amazon’s exacting standards, designed to facilitate inclusion of employees with special needs and support its diverse workforce.
With three amenity floors and 12 office floors, each level has a specific theme assigned to it, including crafts, music, art, textiles and such like. The unique design for building this campus includes a combination of granite, high performance glass and metal up to the terrace level. The office is accommodated in two towers – north and south, to provide connection within the floors.
Interfaith prayer rooms, mothers’ room, quiet rooms, unisex restrooms, showers, helipad, and an all-day open cafeteria are designed to facilitate inclusion and diversity. Every detail is aimed at improving well-being and efficiency, from Destination Control Systems to manage elevators that can move 972 people simultaneously, to 290 conference rooms and 3 scrum areas per floor to foster collaboration.
The campus contains over 2.5 times more steel than the Eiffel Tower, measured by weight. The 86-metre buildings are accessed by 49 elevators with high-rise elevators that can move at the speed of one floor per second. The campus has one conference room seat for every 3.25 workstations, higher than the global ratio of 1:5.