With over 47,000 square
For the Masterplan, the architects had to find a smart solution to the nearly impossible – to create a stimulating and interactive campus within a bustling environment in the midst of the inner city.
A balanced, healthy work environment
Apart from innovative office spaces, the Masterplan required the successful organisation of a multitude of additional functions, including five restaurants, 42 micro-kitchens and communication hubs, games rooms, a fitness centre, a pool, wellness areas, a learning and development centre doubling as conference centre, tech stops, over 400 informal and formal meeting rooms and phone booths and much, much more. All these functions are part of the holistic work philosophy of Google, encouraging a balanced, healthy work environment and enabling as much interaction and communication between Googlers as possible. With a total floor area of almost 50,000 square
A vast array of diverse moods and atmospheres
Flooring was first selected for functional requirements such as acoustics, maintenance
“For the Masterplan, the architects had to find a smart solution to the nearly impossible – to create a stimulating and interactive campus within a bustling environment in the midst of the inner city.”
From mimicking nature to celebrating Irish achievements
Carpet design runs the gamut from faux natural finishes such as stonework, wood, grass
Following Google’s ‘Be Green’ guideline, only environmentally friendly and sustainable materials were selected for the fit-out, also leading to the project winning the first LEED Platinum certification in Ireland. In the world of custom carpets, the designers found the perfect combination of all these project requirements and visions: “As well as fulfilling Google’s directives to ‘Be Green’, ‘Be Creative’ and ‘Be Innovative’, the carpets used in the project also supported the client’s idea of creating a cosy and homey office where everyone gets to feel comfortable and relaxed – almost like their own homes!”
Key takeaways from this amazing design:
- Exciting carpet designs can be used to create stimulating ‘mini-universes’ in a large fit-out.
- Use plainer carpet in desk areas and bolder carpet designs in areas where they will be fully appreciated.
- Using carpet tiles gives easy access to under-floor cabling for maintenance purposes, which is greatly appreciated by busy workplaces requiring high flexibility and low
- Use carpet for steps and wide stairs to double as seating or an informal meeting area
- Take advantage of having an innovative, forward thinking client to be bold with custom carpet design