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Google Campus / Jump Studios

  • 01:00 - 8 May, 2012
Google Campus / Jump Studios
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  • Architects

  • Location

    4-5 Bonhill Street, London, England
  • Architect in Charge

    Shaun Fernandes, Markus Nonn
  • Furniture / Lighting

    Hay, Modus, Very Good & Proper, Branch Studios, Moroso, Bene, MagisMuuto, Luxo, Erco Jump Studios
  • Project Cost

    £ 2.2 M
  • Client

    Google UK Ltd.
  • Area

    2300.0 sqm

From the architect. Google Campus is a seven storey co-working and event space in the centre of London’s Tech City, otherwise known as Silicon Roundabout. The project, run by Google UK aims to fuel the success of London’s tech start up community.

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Courtesy of jump studios

Working with partners Seedcamp, Tech Hub, Springboard and Central Working, the primary function of Campus will be to provide office space for startup companies, but the facilities will also host daily events, offer regular speaker series with leading technology and entrepreneurship experts, hold networking events and run a constant mentoring program where Google staff will share their experience and expertise with residents.

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Non-residential registered users will have access to the cafe and co-working space on the lower ground floor. The design challenge was to take an unprepossessing seven-storey office building and to create an interplay between dynamic, open, social spaces and more intimate working hubs, with flexibility to accommodate a shifting workforce and a diverse program of events.

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Much of the architectural focus has been on opening up and connecting the ground and lower ground floors programmatically to play host to a series of socialized spaces, from reception and informal meeting areas to theatre, cafe and workshop spaces. Furthermore the overall look and feel of the building was designed to reflect the nature of the future occupants of the building: young start-ups who are just about to kick off their careers rather than well established corporate companies.

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By stripping back the building to its core, exposing all services, revealing the existing structure of ceiling slabs and columns and combining this with utilitarian and inexpensive materials such as linoleum and plywood a raw aesthetic has been created not dissimilar to a garage or workshop. This low-tech environment has then been furnished with several autonomous objects, which emanate a strong presence in the space:

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In the reception visitors are welcomed by a reception desk partly made from multi- coloured Lego bricks – a nod to Google’s founders who always had a special fondness for the Danish toy building blocks – in an otherwise unbranded environment. A large inspiration wall made from reclaimed vegetable crates dominates the holdingarea. The wall can be used as shelving for books and magazine or to display objects and artefacts that help tell the story of the building and its inhabitants. The first exhibition installed for the launch of the building revolves around iconic objects from the world of communication and consumer electronics.

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Towards the rear the holding area opens up to a large presentation room offering seats for up to 140 people. The two spaces can be subdivided by means of a bright red roller shutter which contributes to the industrial aesthetic of the environment. The loading bay next to reception has been converted to accommodate up to 40 bicycle stations to encourage cycling. Working areas, which occupy the upper five floors of the building, are open plan. They incorporate multi-functioning container units that separates circulation from the main office space and offer hot desking, personal lockers, recycling stations, video conferencing / meeting booths and a micro kitchen.

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It is complemented by a soft seating area facing the micro kitchen, along with an upholstered nook offering respite from the hustle and bustle of the working areas. Large panels upholstered in a neutral grey fabric along the walls improve the acoustics of the space and double up as pin-up surfaces. Access to both the top floor flat roof and the lower ground floor courtyard has been introduced to offer up an enhanced experience of the building.

ground floor plan
ground floor plan

The top-floor flat roof has been timber decked and will be used for cinema screenings and social gatherings. Working with landscape artists ‘The Wayward Plant Project’ the lower ground floor exterior space has been transformed into a timber decked patio featuring moss walls and a fern garden, alongside flowers that are technologically enhanced to tweet when in need of water! This external space is open to residents of the building as well as visitors of the adjacent café. The design of the café follows the same logic and employs the same materials that have been used elsewhere in the building.

lower ground floor plan
lower ground floor plan

The coffee bar itself sits kiosk-like in the centre of the floor and divides the space into two separate zones: the café towards the rear featuring bespoke upholstered banquet seating and small benches made from simple, oiled plywood as well as a large mural by graphic artist Luke Embden. A large workbench for informal workshops and seminars occupies the front of the space. The half-pipe room behind a wooden warehouse door offers a calm and muted atmosphere to brainstorm new business ideas or simply relax after lunch.

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Luis Eduardo Pineda Briceño · August 19, 2012

whats the name of the wooden chair??? the one with folded panels

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flavia kima · May 21, 2012

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Wes Podell · May 14, 2012

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//A2 Design Build · May 11, 2012

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SashaLynne · May 10, 2012

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Arquitectura · May 10, 2012

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