Considering employee efficiency is heavily influenced by office environment it comes as no surprise that megabrands like Apple and Google spend nearly hundreds of millions of dollars on creating the optimum work atmosphere.
Google’s new Amsterdam campus is one recent example. Designed by Dutch design firm D/DOCK, the latest facility took inspiration from Google’s first ever office – the now infamous garage where founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin established the multi-billion dollar company.
D/DOCK are a boutique design house who’ve build their brand in less than a decade with diverse projects like the 20th Century Fox office in Amsterdam, the plush Weekend bar, and the state-of-the-art Vumc Dagchirurgisch Centrum healthcare facility.
Located in the southern part of Amsterdam the new Google campus is an excellent example of elaborate architecture where each floor features its own den that consists of a network of meeting rooms, huddle rooms, video booths and micro kitchens.
Surrounding the central den are individual workspaces. The facility is integrated with ample space and resource rooms, in a fashion whereby the building can cater to any project at hand.
As if that wasn’t enough, the tech-giant also invested heavily in meditation rooms, caravan meeting rooms, desk bikes and an ultramodern gym in an effort to provide employees with that extra bit of motivation.
Now, to just get that job at Google!