Jaquar's facility in Manesar uses architecture to interlink tangible infrastructure and intangible assets
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it an airport terminal? No, it is bathware manufacturer Jaquar’s corporate headquarters in Manesar, Haryana. The horizontal glass building is topped by the sweeping wings of a metaphorical eagle, ready to take flight, symbolizing a company with global ambitions. Set on a plateau, the office block is surrounded by landscaped gardens and water bodies, spread across a 12-acre campus. They draw attention to Jaquar’s relationship with water, and highlight the company’s focus on sustainability and conservation. The idea of the metaphorical eagle as a symbol of global expansion was inspired by the classic 1970s novel, Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach, says Namith Verma, co-founders of Bengaluru-based GNA Architects, which designed the headquarters.