As any of us would expect it, any new Google building, headquarters or campus has to have a playful and colorful design. It’s the look that suits it perfectly and also a look that captures the company’s essence vision. Today we’re going to take a look at the new Google Campus from Dublin, Ireland.
The campus is a collection of four buildings. They can all be found in the center of the historic docklands district and they offer more than 47.000 square meters of office spaces where teams from 65 countries can interact and work together. The campus was designed by Swiss architecture studio Camenzind Evolution in collaboration with local firm Henry J. Lyons Architects.
It’s actually more than just a new addition to Google’s vast collection of impressive buildings. This campus is also the Google EU Headquarters and the center for sales and finances in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
One of the four buildings, named “Google Docks”, has 14 levels and it’s the tallest commercial building in Dublin. The other three buildings are called the “Gasworks House”, the “Gordon House” and “’One Grand Canal”. The designs of these four structures are evidently playful and colorful but there’s more than that to them. The architects also had to face the challenge of designing these structures as stimulating and interactive work spaces in the middle of a busy city. They had to be innovative and to create a layout and an exterior shell that would satisfy both the need for efficiency and beauty.
The campus includes, besides all the offices and work spaces, 5 restaurants, 42 micro kitchens and communication hubs, several game rooms, a fitness center, a pool, wellness areas, conference rooms, a learning and development center, tech stops as well as more than 400 meeting rooms and phone booths.
This complex structure and design is a reflection of the company’s philosophy. As you already know, Google believes in balance and thus a holistic approach is used which allows for interaction, communication and harmony to create a perfect environment for stimulating innovation and creativity.