space recreates iconic landmarks of mexico city within google office
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mar 21, 2014
space recreates iconic landmarks of mexico city within google office


space recreates iconic landmarks of mexico city within google office
all images courtesy of space

 

 

 

renowned for creating playful working environments for its employees, the google headquarters in mexico city has been designed by mexican studio space to look just like the city itself. upon entering, a lobby area filled with white makes the brightly colored logo stand out, and from here there are two different routes one may take. wandering into a large auditorium, the ‘techtalk’ space features a google map of the city as a carpet, while the other pathway leads to rooms that contain famous landmarks.

 


pond huddle

 

 

the ‘chapultepec’ park has been installed as an informal meeting area with sings, a lake and a large tree at its center, lining this is a road with a refurbished cab for private phone conversations and a red subway that contains the server. other icons that have been incorporated are a video conference ‘trajinera’, which is a traditional mexican boat, as well as a ‘teatro blanquita’, a large place for spontaneous social interactions.


a refurbished taxi can be used for private phone calls

 

 

the food and catering zones were a major focus of the layout, as they are important part of the company’s work culture, and a deli is offered to employees in the middle of the office as a place to eat and meet with colleagues. the playful atmosphere is also designed to have as little impact on the environment as possible, and the office follows strict green guidelines by incorporating sustainable principles to achieve an LEED gold certification.

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the server room is contained within a red subway

 


view of the micro-kitchen

 

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open office area

 


view of enclosed offices

 


the ‘tech talk’ area has the google map of the city as a carpet

 


view of a meeting room

 


workstation area

 


a meeting room

 


exterior view of the meeting room

 

 

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