D/DOCK have created the offices for Google in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The garage where founders Larry Web page and Sergey Brin started Google, was the inspiration for the interior idea. Quirky components throughout the workplace 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 Speak.
Sustainability played a important function in the restyling of the office. Existing meeting furnishings, individual perform areas and components of the micro-kitchens have been offered a second life right after refurbishment. D/DOCK adhered to Google’s healthful material list by using non-toxic supplies only and developed with a excellent concentrate on energy and water consumption.
Situated in the Southern component of Amsterdam, the workplace is deemed as an intelligent landscape. Each floor attributes its personal cave the zone develop about the core of the building where all common facilities such as meeting rooms, huddle rooms, video booths and micro kitchens are situated. The neighborhoods with the individual perform areas surround this central cave and represent the numerous departments. Each and every perform place is adjacent to the window affording all workers a 180° view overlooking the city while working. This layout makes the workplace space extremely adaptable. It enables the Googlers to communicate and operate collectively in a diverse atmosphere although possessing individual space at the same time.
Each and every floor offers a nod to generally Dutch components – whether or not it is the carrier cycle reception desk, the Stroopwafel ceiling panels, Gingerbread wall covering or the Delft Blue graphics in the restaurant. The re-utilized Febo snack wall that once served the Amsterdam cafeteria, now acts as a distribution point of personal computer accessories. For those wanting to spice up their meeting, the genuine life sixties caravan in the middle of the workplace is the solution. It is nowhere close to an ordinary meeting space with the comfy cushions and cozy vintage furnishings.
According to D/DOCK’s companion Coen van Dijck, the Amsterdam workplace is a feel excellent workplace. “It is a spot that makes the employee perform much better by offering a perform atmosphere that meets their needs”, he explains. “Happiness, comfort, flexibility, relaxation, well balanced nutrition, exercising, daylight, fresh air and visual stimulation are some of the fundamentals that tends to make this office a wholesome one”, van Dijck continues. Google’s Healthy Food system guarantees nicely-balanced menus in the restaurant, seating up to 80 Googlers. The fitness center, meditation area and the desk bikes all offer you possibilities to keep in shape, both physically and mentally.
Photography by Alan Jensen.