Google Offices in Milan / AMA – Albera Monti & Associati

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Architects: AMA – Albera Monti & Associati
Location: , Italy
Architectural Project: Giovanni Albera [Principal], Nicolas Monti [Principal]
Project Team: Nicolas Monti [Principal in Charge], Giovanni Albera, Rita Saragoça Saramago Silva Pereira
M.E.P.: Varese Controlli (Stefano Castellani)
General Contractor: ISG Italia
Project Area: approx. 1,800 sqm
Design Year: 2009
Construction Year: 2009 – 2010
Photographs: Bepe Raso

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With this innovative company clever design is essential for an ideal development of its activities, entailing flexibility, more community spaces relative to individual workstations, good quality without indulging in luxury, and environment-friendly investments in better services and support spaces.

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Google’s people spend a lot of time in the workplace: it is therefore necessary to provide them with an extremely comfortable working environment and a wealth of benefits (good views and natural light, downtown location, on-site restaurant, game and recreational areas, gym and massage area, showers, etc.), which in turn improve creativity and productivity, and help attract the best people.

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Our design tried hard to reflect Google’s work philosophy and, at the same time, far from being standardized, their office has an unmistakably and typically Milanese design& fashion look.

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Cite: "Google Offices in Milan / AMA – Albera Monti & Associati" 10 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 Apr 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=87745>

9 comments

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    Man…. I wish I worked for Google. I think every company should have Google’s mindset of making their work environment as comfortable as possible. Downtime doesnt necessarily mean lost time!

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    ok, let’s be creative… but how do I feel in this childish enviromment?
    don’t know if everyone would be that creative!
    sorry

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    At first it looks like kindergarten, but google really push the limits on innovation and quality.

    Agree that not everyone would be inspired by this interior but overall its not what it was designed for.

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    It looks like a kindergarden. I really don’t like it! We have a “playroom” in our office(25 30-35yo IT consultants) as well with fatboys, beer-fridge, beamers and consoles but the rest of the office is quite modern and minimalistic (love it :) ).

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    I get the concept but I really don’t like it, it seems childish and it’s a shame, they could have create something really nice instead of this…

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