camenzind evolution's google office flourishes in dublin camenzind evolution's google office flourishes in dublin
jun 14, 2013

camenzind evolution's google office flourishes in dublin

 

camenzind evolution’s ‘google office’ flourishes in dublin

photo by peter wurmli © camenzind evolution

all images courtesy of camenzind evolution

 

 

 

camenzind evolution, in collaboration with henry j. lyons architects, has expanded the ‘google campus in dublin’  from two buildings to four. three of the edifices were renovated: ‘gasworks house’ ‘gordon house’ and ‘one grand canal’ (1GC). joining them, ‘google docks’ is the newest and tallest of the group, and it consists of fourteen individually-themed floors of creative work environments. each level embodies a value revered by the company, such as ‘search’, ‘appiness’, ‘be green’, ‘@home’, ‘create,’ ‘organize,’ ‘innovate’. an open floor plan allows the maximum collaborative work space. as flexibility encourages creativity, a wide range of areas where employees can meet and work, from the expected meeting rooms, desks, kitchens, and cafes to the more novel game and music rooms, informal meeting spaces, and a gym with a pool. the identity of each area is composed of a unique material and color palette, obviously or subconsciously suggestive of the theme.

 

 

‘google docks’ is the newest and tallest of the group, and it consists of fourteen individually-themed floors of creative work environments

photo by peter wurmli © camenzind evolution

 

 

google docks reception

photo by peter wurmli © camenzind evolution

 

 

 the google logo becomes an active meeting area

photo by peter wurmli © camenzind evolution

 

 

novel lounge and work spaces abound

photo by peter wurmli © camenzind evolution

 

 

signature bright colors highlight booths at the docks cafe

photo by peter wurmli © camenzind evolution

 

 

communication hub on the ‘have fun’ floor at google docks

photo by peter wurmli © camenzind evolution

 

 

‘urbanscape’ library in gasworks building

photo by peter wurmli © camenzind evolution

 

 

curved luminaires and seating capture the creativ flow at the dock cafe in the google docks building

photo by peter wurmli © camenzind evolution

 

 

this dockfood cafe employs a citrus palette

photo by peter wurmli © camenzind evolution

 

 

communication hub on the ‘have fun’ floor at google docks

photo by peter wurmli © camenzind evolution

 

 

music room on the ‘irish music’ floor at 1 grand canal

photo by peter wurmli © camenzind evolution

 

 

‘be green’ amphitheatre at google docks

photo by peter wurmli © camenzind evolution

 

 

1 grand canal office space on the ‘irish landscape’ floor

photo by peter wurmli © camenzind evolution

 

 

‘ruralscape’ office space at gasworks

photo by peter wurmli © camenzind evolution

 

 

informal meeting area on the ‘be green’ floor at google docks

photo by peter wurmli © camenzind evolution

 

 

microkitchen on ‘waterworld’ floor of  gasworks building

photo by peter wurmli © camenzind evolution

 

 

phone booth on gasworks floor: ‘sands of the world’

photo by peter wurmli © camenzind evolution

 

 

‘sky lounge’ at gasworks building

photo by peter wurmli © camenzind evolution

 

 

project info:

owner: google
location: dublin, ireland
floor area: 47’000 m2
completion: phased, from 2011 to present
architect: camenzind evolution in association with henry j. lyons architects
program: masterplan, google docks, 1 grand canal, gasworks house
project management, qs: gardiner and theobald
mechanical and electrical engineering: ethos, axiseng
structural engineering: aecom
leed consultancy: mott mcdonald
planning consultancy: john spain associates
fire and dac consultancy: maurice johnson & partners
catering consultancy: tricon plc 

  • Wow… very impressive!

    luisefe80 says:
  • It reminds me of a 3d version of the work of the Artist in the Banksy film, Mr Brainwash. Hugely prolific collection of styles all quite familiar, like things we have seen recently before.

    James says:
  • i wish people would call 70’s retro what it is…..

    nicola loder says:

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