Google Madrid HQ, Spain Headquarters Office Interior, Spanish Architecture
Google HQ Madrid Office
Spanish Office Interior design by Jump Studios
21 Nov 2013
Google HQ Madrid
Design: Jump Studios
Location: Madrid, Spain
Google Madrid Headquarters
GOOGLE MADRID HQ
The extensive fit out and refurbishment of Google’s Madrid HQ sets new standards in office interior design on the Iberian peninsula.
Jump Studios, a London based architecture practice with a recently launched satellite office in Lisbon, has completed Google’s new Madrid office using advanced materials to deliver a highly sustainable and inspiring new workplace for the company’s Iberian operations.
Jump Studios is currently shortlisted for the BD Architect of the Year 2013 Award in the Interior Architecture category for a range of projects including Google Madrid.
GOOGLE MADRID HQ
The Google Madrid project comprises the fit out of two floors in one of Madrid’s most prestigious high-rise buildings – Torre Picasso.
Working with the concept of a timber arched core element – a reference to the spatial and material qualities of traditional Spanish architecture – the scheme has greatly improved the efficiency of the floorplate. It has created a highly characteristic ambience that is relaxed and sophisticated at the same time. The office spaces now boast a higher degree of flexibility and functionality. The spaces fulfil the aspirations of the client who wanted a unique and friendly workplace with local character.
Now an approachable and usable space with a strong identity, productivity has greatly increased.
The lower of the two adjacent levels occupied by the client houses the main reception, lecture theatre, canteen and a multi-functional area with fully equipped kitchen catering for the entire office.
On the upper level can be found the bulk of the office space as well as more extensive breakout spaces with room for games, additional informal presentation areas, shower facilities, a massage room and hammock area.
The overall layout and arrangement of particular spaces and elements has been carefully considered and developed to suit the working style of the company in general while meeting the more exact needs and requirements of the local workforce.
The very specific acoustic requirements of the project for both the meeting rooms and the individual video conferencing cabins necessitated the careful selection of subcontractors and the very close co-ordination of all the teams involved to provide both robust and aesthetically pleasing solutions and details. The use of sustainable materials contributed to the project’s LEED Gold rating.
PROJECT DELIVERY & SUSTAINABILITY
The project was delivered in five separate phases, which allowed the offices to remain open throughout. It involved a high level of co-ordination and collaboration between the architectural, engineering and contracting teams – Jump Studios, Deerns and Construcía with strong project management from Artelia Spain.
Google Madrid HQ – Building Information
GOOGLE MADRID HQ PROJECT CREDITS
Christian Hurzeler – Project Executive
Glenn Welland – Project Manager
Eva Jung – Facility Manager
Architect / Lead Designer: Jump Studios:
Simon Jordan – Managing Director
Shaun Fernandes – Creative Director
Laszlo Varga – Project Architect / Lisbon Office Head
Engineering / Architect of Record:
Juan Escabias – Project Director
Miquel Castelvi – Managing Director
Manuel Domenech – Project Manager
Josefina Aldasoro – Local Architect
Marta Alda Estables – Project Manager
Paloma Guinea Merlot – Assistant Project Manager
Daniel Martín Hernández – LEED consultant
Pablo Sainz de Baranda – Managing Director
Luis Antonio Velasco – Site Manager
Photography: Daniel Malhão – Lisbon
Design Start: 2012
Construction Finish: 2013
GOOGLE MADRID HQ TEAM
PROJECT TEAM – ARCHITECTURE – JUMP STUDIOS
Jump Studios was formed in 2001 in London.
Over the course of ten years, the Studio has built a reputation for challenging the orthodoxy around commercial spaces, helping to redefine spatial archetypes from work spaces to retail, hospitality and exhibition design.
Amongst our clients are category leading, world-class brands and their agencies including Nike, Google, Red Bull, Levi Strauss, o2, Diageo, Adidas, LGElectronics, Hugo Boss, Bloomberg, Mother, Blue Rubicon, The Engine Group, Wieden+Kennedy and Exposure.
Over the years the studio has won numerous design awards and captured the attention of the international press and this enables us to maintain a high-profile.
The Madrid HQ project has been delivered though Jump Studios’ recently established satellite office in Lisbon. The Lisbon office is active in pursuing opportunities and establishing a platform for providing high level design expertise on the Iberian peninsula as well as in emerging Latin American and African markets.
PROJECT TEAM – ENGINEERING – DEERNS
Deerns is an international, independent technical consultancy and engineering firm. They help private and public organisations to fulfill their needs of a sustainable, comfortable and safe built environment by providing feasible solutions, based on innovative designs.
They develop the technical, technological and energy infrastructure of buildings, infrastructural facilities and areas. Involvement goes from the first conceptual stages to the detailed design and construction management. And during the many years of operation of building and facilities they support their clients with maintenance management, energy saving and adequate control measures.
Deerns develops and maintains long-term relationships with its clients by delivering quality engineering, by thoroughly understanding the needs associated with their client’s business process, and by maintaining a profound service orientation. Entertaining long-term relationships with their clients allows providing them with the best possible consultancy and engineering services.
Deerns operates across its international network as a single firm. They foster a culture of team spirit and international collaboration to create synergies in knowledge exchange, experience sharing and quick response capabilities. Deerns has offices in the Netherlands, Germany, UK, Spain, France, Italy, United States of America and Dubai.
PROJECT TEAM – PROJECT MANAGEMENT – ARTELIA SPAIN
Artelia, headquartered in France, is an independent engineering, project management and consulting group that was founded when Coteba and Sogreah joined together in March 2010.
Artelia is made up of four sectors:
– Building Construction & Industrial Facilities
– Water & Environment
– Urban Development & Transportation
– Artelia International
The group operates in the following nine markets: building construction, water, energy, environment, industry, maritime, multi-site projects, transportation and urban development.
The structure of Artelia has been designed to conduct efficient management of major projects and provide relevant solutions to highly technical questions, while delivering quality services to its clients at local level.
Artelia has 35 offices in France and an international network of 40 offices in 35 countries. In 2012, the group’s consolidated turnover amounted to €348 million with a staff of more than 3200 employees. Artelia applies extremely rigorous procedures concerning QHSE (quality, health, safety and the environment) and risk management. The integrated management system, SMART, has allowed for the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 8001 certifications of the group’s sites and entities to be confirmed or extended.
PROJECT TEAM – CONTRACTOR – CONSTRUCÍA
Construcía S.L , is a construction company specializing in infrastructure development for businesses.
The company’s strategy is based on an integrated service offering which combines solutions for Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Maintenance. Its professional vocation is focused on personalisation and flexibility which is brought to each of the company’s projects.
Construcía’s leading position in the sector has been achieved thanks to the loyalty of clients who value its working methodology which results in innovation, commitment to quality in all services delivered, the fulfilment of deadlines and commitment to sustainability.
Construcía operates out of offices in Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon and São Paulo. Construcía holds ISO 9001 and 14001 certification.
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