GoogleOfficeCampusDublin

CompanyCamenzind Evolution in collaboration with Henry J. Lyons Architects
Lead Designer
ClientCamenzind Evolution
Prize(s)1st Place in Interior Design
Entry Description

In June 2013, Google Ireland opened the doors to its
thriving new campus: Four buildings located in the
heart of Dublin’s historic docklands district. With over
47’000 m2 of unique office space, the Campus
represents the Google EU Head-quarters and serves as
the center for sales and finances in Europe, the Middle
East and Africa (EMEA).

The tallest of the four Campus buildings is the newly
constructed 14-storey building ‘Google Docks’ which
is also the tallest commercial building in Dublin. Two
other buildings – ‘Gasworks House’ and ‘Gordon
House’ – have been home for Google already and were
completely refitted. The fourth building, ‘One Grand
Canal’ – fondly referred to as ‘1GC’ – was newly fitted
out. A bridge is planned to be built to connect 'Google
Docks', ‘Gasworks House' and 'Gordon House',
encouraging an easy flow between buildings and
people.

For the Masterplan the architects had to find a smart
solution for the nearly impossible – to create a
stimulating and interactive Campus within a bustling
environment in the midst of the inner city. Apart from
innovative office spaces, the Masterplan also required
the successful organisation of a multitude of
additional functions, such as 5 restaurants, 42 micro
kitchens and communication hubs, game rooms,
fitness center, pool, wellness areas, conference,
learning and development centre, tech stops, over 400
informal and formal meeting rooms, phone booths,
etc.

To create a working atmosphere that is a true
testament to Google’s unique culture and values, the
architects have conducted many researches before
starting with their design.

There is a clear separation between the employees’
traditional desk-based work environment and
communication areas, granting privacy and focus
whenever required for desk-based individual working
and a variety of spectacular spaces for collaborating
and sharing ideas.

The Google Dublin Campus is currently awaiting the
prestigious LEED Gold & LEED Platinum certification.

Bio

The Swiss architectural studio Camenzind Evolution have placed themselves firmly within the new generation of cutting-edge architects. Fundamental to their incomparable work is the fusion of emotional design ingenuity paired with Swiss quality. Camenzind Evolution are highly agile and globally active - and renowned experts in tailor-made processes and unique design methodologies.