Google’s 30,000 sq ft Amsterdam office recently had a make-over by dutch design studio D/Dock who focused on happiness, comfort, flexibility, relaxation, well balanced nutrition, exercise, daylight, fresh air and visual stimulation as part of the fundamentals in creating a healthy office environment.
Each floor features its own cave, with all general facilities including huddle rooms, meeting areas, micro kitchens and video booths positioned at the core of the building. the ‘neighborhoods’ which define the individual work areas surround the central cave element; all situated adjacent to the window affording employees a 180 degree view overlooking the city while at their desks.
Sustainability has played a big role in the development of the renovation project’s scheme. D/DOCK followed Google’s health material list by only using non-toxic materials, with major design elements focusing greatly on water and energy consumption.