The HQ of Hike has been built by the people of Hike, is for the people at Hike and encapsulates the company’s people, philosophy and vision. Conceptualised as a ‘temple of excellence’ by the Founder/CEO Kavin Bharti Mittal, who set the vision and personally led a small cross-functional team of designers and engineers, the office space sets the bar for what offices of tech companies should look like.
The office creates an environment of flexibility, productivity and creativity by identifying six kinds of spaces: service areas, open workspaces, green parks, spaces of solitude, collaborative spaces and recreational spaces. While open workspaces create ‘a paradigm shift from the archetypal closed cubicle’, spaces meant for solitude emphasise the people-centric aspects of Hike, that are facilitated by means of the wall pods that can be found all around the office.
Spaces for collaboration can be found at nooks and corners, giving way to productivity and idea generation. Recreational spaces include a 70s cafe themed cafeteria, a gymnasium and showers, meditation room and a nap room. In line with the overall vision of the CEO, the green spaces or parks transform the office into a more campus-like atmosphere that fosters imagination and creativity.
Text Compiled By Rehana Hussain