Like Google’s offices in Mountain View, New York, London, Pittsburgh and Dublin, the company’s Amsterdam headquarters features a fun and engaging design. Bold colors, textured materials and vibrant patterns run throughout the office, in addition to kitschy gadgets and décor. The space was originally a garage, and the beautiful exposed brick walls in the office are dressed up with bright splotches of graffiti-style art in a throwback to the building’s former use.
Foosball tables, oversized loungers, and comfy meeting spaces can be found throughout the office. Sliding patterned doors convert private spaces to more open-air meeting areas, while floor-to-ceiling windows create a fresh and light-filled work environment. A small camper, complete with a patch of astro-turf, a lawn chair and a grill, provides a place of on-site respite for lucky employees.
To complete the look, and to pay tribute to the office’s location, D/DOCK borrowed design inspiration from a traditional Dutch delicacy – the stroopwafel. Rounded waffle-shaped ceiling panels hang in the cafeteria and gaming areas, making Amsterdam Google employees feel right at home.
Via Fast Company