Google Amsterdam

Playful and surprising environment

Google Netherlands

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

3,000 m2


For our first Healing Offices project, we transformed 3,000 square metres of the Vinoly Tower in Amsterdam into an interactive landscape for Google’s European Headquarters. Inspired by the garage where Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin began their journey, the interior concept pays homage to this era with quirky elements, including graffiti walls, cardboard box lights, and exposed ceilings. Notably, the 70-seater auditorium, known as the Tech Talk, features a distinctive container wall.

This project has achieved high employee satisfaction through its playful and surprising environment while meeting Google’s workplace design standards. It also incorporates advanced solutions for sustainability and the reuse of existing furniture.

We designed an innovative floor plan featuring a central block, referred to as The Cave, which houses general facilities such as meeting rooms, huddle rooms, video booths, and micro kitchens. This centralised hub creates open, adaptable space around the perimeter, known as The Landscape. Surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows, this area accommodates individual workplaces for various departments with 180-degree views of the city. This layout enhances adaptability, allowing Googlers to collaborate and work in a dynamic environment while maintaining personal space.

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