Google’s amazing Amsterdam office meshes a clever coworking layout with fun touches of Dutch design. Conceived by D/DOCK, the innovative workplace falls in line with Google's other extraordinary offices (think on-site campers and flexible meeting spaces) while adding elements of Dutch kitsch - like waffle-shaped ceiling panels. D/DOCK’s playful interior encourages out of the box thinking by providing bright minds with an inspiring workplace.
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