A Closer Look: Google Offices in Amsterdam

The garage where founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin started Google, was the inspiration for the interior concept. Quirky elements throughout the office illustrate this era – from graffiti walls and cardboard box lights to the exposed ceilings and container wall in the 70-seater auditorium. D/DOCK designed and adhered to Google’s healthy material list by using non-toxic materials only and designed with a great focus on energy and water consumption.
According to D/DOCK’s partner Coen van Dijck, the Amsterdam office is a feel good office.
 “It is a place that makes the employee perform better by offering a work environment that meets their needs”, he explains. “Happiness, comfort, flexibility, relaxation, well balanced nutrition, exercise, daylight, fresh air and visual stimulation are some of the fundamentals that makes this office a healthy one”, van Dijck continues. Google’s Healthy Food program ensures well-balanced menus in the restaurant, seating up to 80 Googlers. The gym, meditation room and the desk bikes all offer opportunities to stay in shape, both physically and mentally.








Source: Contemporist

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