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
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,
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.
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.