- Evolution Design
- Moscow, Russia
- Ocult Size
Floor Area: 2`600 m2
Completion: October 2010
The new Google office in Moscow is unique and inspiring on many levels as it embraces the local identity and the wants and wishes of the employees. It is immediately welcoming, warm and inviting, relaxed yet focused, comfy and still serious as it provides functional and diverse work environments throughout.
Designed with direct input and collaborative engagement of the local Googlers, the new home brings together, previously separated in two locations, engineering, sales, marketing and corporate services, identifying commonalities, essential needs and the collective spirit of the Googlers.
Throughout the design process, the research, analysis and resulting data showed that Moscow employees were strongly aligned with the global identity and values of Google, but they also had a strong desire to reflect these values from a local point of view. They wanted the design to emphasize warmth and family, to reflect the needs of individuals over corporate standards, and they clearly wanted the office to have a strong Russian identity - defined by its rich literature, poetry and natural beauty.