Google. We all use it everyday, but did you know where do they work?
Architects: Camenzind Evolution
Location: Zürich, Switzerland
Project Team: Stefan Camenzind, Tanya Ruegg
Client: Google Inc.
Site Managment: Quadras Baumanagement Ltd.
Building Engineering: Amstein + Walthert Ltd.
Office Furniture Consultant: Buronauten Ltd.
Catering Consultant: Planbar Ltd.
Project Area: 12,000 sqm
Project year: 2007
Construction year: 2007-2008
Photographs: Camenzind Evolution
This is Google’s Office in Zurich and it looks like the perfect place to work.
See it yourself.
The New Google EMEA Engineering Hub in Zurich is the largest google engineering center outside the US Head Quarter in Mountain View. The recently opened Google offices represent a new generation of office-work environment, it is based on detail research, guided by a psychologist into the functional and emotional need of the googlers. The resulting design is a distinctive, diverse, light and flexible workspace, which has been specifically developed to stimulate and support the googlers in their challenging and innovative work. the processes allow the googlers to influence, challenge and approve the design throughout the project which supplier them a direct sense of ownership of their Zurich office. The personal workspace is like a living area, as the research has shown, which needs to be functional and more neutral, in order to accommodate frequent staff rotation and growth. people will decorate their space according to personal taste and take it with them when moving.
Meeting Egg Room
Taxi meeting room.
Slide into the caffeteria.
Plan First Floor
Second Floor Plan.
The completed Google building is a true reflection of a forward-thinking company that was prepared to adopt innovative approaches proposed by the architectural team to determine the optimal design concept to natural the talent and creativity of their Zurich employees.