Welcome to Google's expanded Zürich headquarters! Truly, I never imagined the original Zürich office could be topped in terms of coolness, but they one-upped it again!
Because just when you thought going down a slide to grab a free lunch was rad, they invented the wine cellar meeting room! Or maybe the jungle office grabbed your attention, but how about a Wild West inspired saloon?
These days, employers have to go to increasingly great lengths in order to attract the brightest talent. Google has been pioneering the idea of combining workplaces with fun, but others like Amazon (or even Unilever) are not lagging far behind.
Swiss architect firm Züst Gübeli Gambetti was tasked with transforming a four story extension to Google's original building into a unique and vibrant workplace.
The ground floor is reserved for common areas, such as the reception, cafeteria with dining hall, a bar (!), a conference room and a gym.
The top floors house 430 workspaces, several meeting rooms, micro kitchens, phone booths and spaces for informal gatherings.
The new Google building in Zürich features an airport lounge, a public bath inspired office, and even a [email protected] concept store which allows employees to virtually shop:
(All pictures copyright by Google Switzerland)
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