Behind the brick walls of this 19th-century battery factory in Madrid lies a vibrant co-working space for entrepreneurs and start-up companies. After designing the first Google Campus in 2012, London-based firm Jump Studios were asked to convert an industrial brick building in Madrid into a modern space that could accommodate 7,000 workers and 50 resident start-ups.
The team created a new entrance on the south side of the five-story building, which provides a direct connection to the outdoor public plaza. The entrance leads through the campus cafe, with lounge seating and booths distributed across two floors. Red steel cages encase lights and run the length of a seven-meter-long conference table. The north side of the campus is dominated by a large, triple-height auditorium that can accommodate up to 200 people. Part of this space can be separated with a curtain in order to create a smaller, more intimate meeting area.
The color palette used in the interior is inspired by Spanish painters Picasso and Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida and, combined with an abundance of natural light, creates a pleasant work environment and a fantastic addition to Google‘s community.