Google as a company is well-known for having all sorts of amazing office spaces which are light years beyond any cubicle-based office and every time they open a new area it’s interesting to see the design and aesthetic that was chosen for it. Google offices usually draw inspiration from their surroundings and rather than following a company-based theme they incorporate the local culture into their designs.
This, for example, is a 31,276 square foot amenity space added in 2019 to the Google HQ in Mountain View, California. It was a project developed in collaboration with studio Form4 Architecture and the theme chosen for it was salt. That’s because salt production used to be a prominent industry in this region back in 1854 and this entire space is a celebration of that.
There are a lot of interesting and ingenious references to this main theme throughout this entire area which encompasses 3 cafes, an al fresco dining area which can accommodate 216 people, a large fitness center with an outdoor exercise area, several meeting rooms, the Tech Talk auditorium which has 178 seats and also 50 electric vehicle charging stations.
Some of the most notable design features include a variety of beautiful ceiling installations that reference salt ponds, light fixtures inspired by the molecular composition of salt and also dividing walls and furniture arrangements that reference the theme in their own beautiful ways. This goes to show that any theme can look amazing when creative minds are at work, no matter how trivial it may seem.