Client: Google Netherlands
Surface: 3000 m2
A posh garage
D/DOCK was given the opportunity to turn 3.000 square meters of the Vinoly Tower in Amsterdam into an interactive landscape for the European Headquarters. This is also the first Healing Offices project delivered by us. The garage where founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin started Google, was the inspiration for the interior concept. Quirky elements throughout the office illustrate this era – from graffiti walls and cardboard box lights to the exposed ceilings and container wall in the 70-seater auditorium, also referred to as the Tech Talk.
The innovative lay out of the floors has been designed building a central block, the “Cave”where all general facilities such as meeting rooms, huddle rooms, video booths and micro kitchens are located, leaving a complete free space in the perimeter, the “Landscape”, fully lightened by floor to ceiling windows and totally flexible.This area, hosts the “neighbourhoods” with the individual work places of the various departments. Every work place is adjacent to the window affording all employees a 180° view overlooking the city while working. This layout makes the office space highly adaptable. It allows the Googlers to communicate and work together in a diverse environment while having personal space at the same time.
This project has reached a high level of satisfaction from the employees, with its playful and surprising environment, and in the same time has complied all the standards and roles of Google workplace design, together with advanced solutions in therms of sustainability of the materials and re-use of the previous furniture.
Its innovative and exiting concept attracted many journalists all over the world to write about this daring project
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