Google is not a conventional company, and does not intend to become one. This is readily apparent in their new offices for Google’s EMEA Engineering Hub in Zurich, Switzerland, where the design cultivates an energized and inspiring work environment that is relaxed but focused, and buzzing with activities.
The new Google EMEA Engineering Hub in Zurich is the largest Google Engineering centre outside the US Headquarters in Mountain View.
The office design is about functionality abd flexibility in the personal workspace choice and diversity in the community areas, creating an environment that holistically supports the zooglers in their work and well-being.
The research undertaken by the architects ensured their efforts were sharply focused on aspects of th environment that mattered most to the Zoglers in their working live.
The completed Google building is a true reflection of a forward – thingking company that was prepared to adopt innovative approaches proposed by the architectural team to determine the optimal design concept to nurture the talent and creativity of their Zurich employees.Location: Zürich, Switzerland Architects: Camenzind Evolution
Project Team: Stefan Camenzind, Tanya Ruegg
Client: Google Inc.
Site Managment: Quadras Baumanagement Ltd.
Building Engineering: Amstein + Walthert Ltd.
Office Furniture Consultant: Büronauten Ltd.
Catering Consultant: Planbar Ltd.
Project Area: 12,000 sqm
Project year: 2007
Construction year: 2007-2008
Photograph: Peter Wurmli