Google Office Campus Dublin

Google Office Campus Dublin

Architect
Evolution Design

Henry J. Lyons Architects
Location
Barrow Street, Ireland | View Map
Project Year
2011
Category
Offices
Stories By
Evolution Design

PEDRALI
Peter Würmli

Google Dublin – A thriving new campus boosting the spirit of innovation

Evolution Design as Architects

Google Ireland opens the doors to its thriving new campus: Four buildings located in the heart ofDublin’s historic docklands district! With over 47’000 m2 of unique office space, the campusrepresents an amazing workplace for Google’s ever growing sales, marketing, finance andengineering teams, coming from more than 65 countries and speaking over 45 languages.


Masterplanned by the Swiss architecture studio Camenzind Evolution in collaboration with local firmHenry J. Lyons Architects, the campus represents the Google EU Headquarters and serves as thecenter for sales and finances in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).


The tallest of the four campus buildings is the newly constructed 14-storey building 'Google Docks'which is also the tallest commercial building in Dublin. Two other buildings – 'Gasworks House' and'Gordon House' – have been home for Google already and were completely refitted. The fourthbuilding,'One Grand Canal' - fondly referrred to as ‘1GC’ - was newly fitted out.


STIMULATING INNER CITY CAMPUS


For the Masterplan the architects had to find a smart solution for the nearly impossible – to create astimulating and interactive campus within a bustling environment in the midst of the inner city. Apartfrom innovative office spaces, the Masterplan required the successful organisation of a multitude ofadditional functions, such as 5 restaurants, 42 micro kitchens and communication hubs, gamerooms, fitness center, pool, wellness areas, conference, learning & development centre, tech stops,over 400 informal and formal meeting rooms and phone booths, etc.


All these additional functions are part of the holistic work philosophy of Google, encouraging abalanced, healthy work environment and enabling as much interaction and communication betweenthe Googlers as possible. In fact, as empirical researches and studies show, interaction andcommunication are crucial for creativity and innovation.


In order to achieve these important goals, the locations of all functions were very carefully balancedbetween the different floors and buildings. In addition, a bridge is planned to be built to connect'Google Docks', ‘Gasworks House' and 'Gordon House' together, encouraging an easy flow betweenbuildings and people.


UNIQUE BUILDING IDENTITIES Google Docks. The newly constructed 'Google Docks' is the main campus building where each ofthe 14 floors represents the unique identity and strong values of Google.


The Floor Themes include: ‘SEARCH’ – dedicated to finding any information as a fast, seamless experience ‘APPINESS’ – dedicated to the popular Google Apps ‘BE GREEN’ – expresses Google’s ecological focus ‘@HOME’ – dedicated to Google’s aspiration of giving its users the feeling of being at home ‘CREATE’ – expresses the free, unrestrained and open-minded spirit of Google, openingendless opportunities to its users and allowing them to create ‘ORGANIZE’ – dedicated to Google’s mission to organize the world’s information and make ituniversally accessible and useful ‘INNOVATE’ – expresses Google’s boundlessly advanced, dynamic and progressive character


The main area of each floor is the communication hub which is integrated among variousfunctionalities depending on each floor – from open plan and flexible working spaces, to microkitchens and informal meeting rooms, alternative working zones, game areas, cafés, gym and even a25m indoor swimming pool. These spectacular hubs are created as unique highlights of each floor,bringing an exciting fresh quality to the working experience.


The distinctive character of each floor theme is also reflected through different materials, colours andshapes with either literal or more subconscious connection to the particular theme dedicated to thefloor.


Gasworks House, 1GC and Gordon House ‘Gasworks House’ has been redesigned representing EMEA’s characteristical natural and humanmadelandscapes, beginning from the sky, down to mountain peaks, rural and urban worlds, forests,sands and at last water.


'1GC' played homage to the Irish culture and its many myths, legends and traditions. It includes areplica Irish pub and a library space based on the Long Room in Trinity College.


The design inspiration for ‘Gordon House’ was taken from the multicultural nature of the company,blending the colours of country flags from around the world in a virtual corridor of colour. Thiscreated a well-connected and stimulating working environment embracing diversity and function aswell as being unique, flexible and sustainable.


ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY Sustainability is a key focus area for Google and indeed all Google real estate projects work to LEEDaccreditation. The Google Dublin Campus is currently awaiting the prestigious LEED Gold and LEEDPlatinum certification.


Google Campus Dublin

PEDRALI as Pasha | Chair, Woody | Stool, Ypsilon | Table, Queen | Chair, Young | Stool, Cube | Stool, Island | Pouf, Wow Light

A NEW CAMPUS BOOSTING THE SPIRIT OF INNOVATION


Four buildings in the heart of Dublin’s historic docklands district, over 47’000 m2 of unique office space, a multicultural team belonging to more than 65 countries and speaking over 45 languages. It’s the new Google Campus in Dublin, conceived to be an attractive workplace boosting the spirit of innovation. Designed by the Swiss architecture studio Camenzind Evolution in collaboration with local firm Henry J. Lyons Architects, the campus represents the Google EU Headquarters and it’s the sales and finance center point for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).


The aim was to create a stimulating and interactive campus and to do this, besides the offices, the architects projected 5 restaurants, 42 micro kitchens, game rooms, fitness center, pool, learning & development centre over 400 informal and formal meeting rooms. Google believes that working in a healthy and balanced environment that encourages interaction among colleagues, can stimulate the creativity and innovation. Sustainability is another key focus area for Google and indeed all Google real estate projects work to LEED accreditation. Pedrali has been selected to furnish with many products the public areas of the Google Campus: from plastic chairs Pasha, 3D-Colour and Kuadra stool, to Apple, Young, Twig wooden chairs and Young and Woody stools. As well as the padded stool Cube. Regarding the tables you can find Stylus, Ypsilon and Inox.


Pedrali products


PASHA - Design Claudio Dondoli and Marco Pocci Pasha armchair is the perfect synthesis of tradition and innovation. It is suitable for hotel, restaurant and outdoor areas as well. In polycarbonate, glossy finish. Available colours: white, black, fumè and transparent.


KUADRA - Design Pedrali R&D Kuadra with composite plastic material shell a resistant and flexible material. Practical and functional it has a smooth and anti-scratch surface; suitable for public environments. Round steel tube frame diam. mm 16 or square mm 20x20. Stackable chair.


APPLE - Design Claudio Dondoli e Marco Pocci Apple armchair, wooden seat composed by two injected foam veneered parts, bleached oak or wengé stained finish. It is possible to combine them differently thanks to an aluminium plate. Square satinized tube frame 15x15 mm.


YOUNG - Design Pedrali Lab Light, natural andat the same time strong, Young is a collection of chair and stool made of a thin curved multilayer sheet, laid on a slim wood frame. The main feature is a simple and essential design.


TWIG - Design Pedrali Lab Twig chair in oak or beech wood. Its thin back profile creates a stylish bending. Both sides of the back are made up with sandwich panels. Solid oak frame available in bleached oak and stained wengé finishes, or beech frame version natural or stained black, provided with an upholstered seat.


WOODY - Design: Odo Fioravanti Available in different versions, each one gives a completely different look to the barstool. The veneered plywood shell can be in bleached oak, wengé stained or with monochromatic or bicolour laminate covering. Adjustable height system. With base Ø400 mm and footrest in polished steel.


CUBE - Design Pedrali R&D Cube stool lightweigth, confortable and versatile thanks to the small dimensions; it is ideal for small sized spaces. With square steel tube frame mm 25x25 it is available in satin or chrome finish. The upholstered seat is available in a wide range of fabrics.


STYLUS - Design Pedrali R&D Stylus table base stands out for its minimalistic look and organic outline, thanks to the slim central column and to the rounded corners of its flat square base. Very stable, it is suitable for both square and round table tops.


YPSILON - Design Jorge Pensi Design Studio Ypsilon table base is conceived to "orbit" on beaches, terraces and gardens, that is to resist to summertime high temperatures, and made of an aluminium structure that will keep it always cold. An aluminium extruded tube that extends itself towards the legs of its casted base, in the same material, giving to the whole shape coherence. Ypsilon leans itself on the floor softly, with transparent plastic feet, just like as it would be floating in the space that contains it. Suitable for laminate, compact or stainless steel top, fixed top. Top max 600x600 or D700


INOX – Design Pedrali R&D Inox table base, brushed stainless steel base 400x400 mm with column 50x50 mm. Height 730 mm. Available also version with adjustable feet. Top max 900x900

Project Credits
Pasha | Chair, Woody | Stool, Ypsilon | Table, Queen | Chair, Young | Stool, Cube | Stool, Island | Pouf, Wow Light
Engineers
Engineers
Engineers
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct name
Pasha | Chair, Woody | Stool, Ypsilon | Table, Queen | Chair, Young | Stool, Cube | Stool, Island | Pouf, Wow LightPEDRALI
FurnitureBlå Station
ManufacturersHaworth
Product Spec Sheet
Pasha | Chair, Woody | Stool, Ypsilon | Table, Queen | Chair, Young | Stool, Cube | Stool, Island | Pouf, Wow Light
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Manufacturers
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