Google Campus Madrid
The concept of work offices has changed radically. Carpeted floors, individual cubicles, dark spaces and walls with false ceilings are long gone. Who has succeeded in getting architects from around the world to change the concept of these new interiors?
The internet giant Google has been the one to break with all the established models. Its headquarters in California (United States) is the main reference nowadays in the world of company interior design: environments based on unity, continuity and reinvention; islands of creativity and productivity; a multitude of spaces for relaxation and rest with high-application technology and great deployment in design without penalizing practicality.
Google decided that Madrid would be the perfect city to open its sixth Google campus in the world. A place where entrepreneurs and Spanish companies share spaces that foster communication and create community including clients and co-workers. Google was looking for a company that knew how to take advantage of the potential of its architects and offer guaranteed success. Topcret was undoubtedly the perfect company to meet all their requirements.
When Topcret received the project from Google, we knew that it would be a challenge that would bring great success.
When Topcret was chosen to install the floors of the Google Campus in Madrid, we knew that it would be a challenge, but one that would bring great success. Two leading companies in their sectors united to work and demonstrate how technology and design go hand-in-hand with the purpose of creating environments with a cutting-edge spirit.
The space was located in an industrial warehouse that offered many opportunities. The original idea for the renovation work contemplated maintaining the basic aspects of the space, leaving brick ceilings visible and pipes and metal finishes typical of warehouse aesthetics.
The designers sought a more elegant and refined alternative to the flooring, one that would help counteract the more rustic look of the large premises. Topcret had to complement and maintain the architectural level of these characteristics of a building and at the same time maintain the identity of the California-based company.
The technical requirements of the project and the time limits also demanded that it be executed in a precise way, since the installers had very little time to do their jobs. The simultaneous activity with other companies added to a fixed completion date and generated a level of activity that required great coordination among all participating companies.
Google required a solution for a total of 1000 square meters spread over three floors. This solution not only had to be aesthetically unique, but with great durability and easy maintenance for the areas of greater movement across the campus.
The desired contrast between the rustic appearance of the warehouse and the steel finish of the floors applied by Topcret would form an unbeatable combination.
The solution provided by Topcret was clear: Baxab® was perfectly adapted to the aesthetic and technical needs required by Google. Its high durability developed in the company’s laboratories made it the perfect choice for a surface that would be in continuous use by Google employees. The desired contrast between the rustic appearance of the warehouse and the steel finish of the floors applied by Topcret would form an unbeatable combination.
The execution of the work was a success. The application was concise and very effective during the 12 days of works. 1000 square meters divided over 3 floors that were ready for use as the technicians gave permission for the following operators to intervene. The work in parallel was intense in order that the construction company could fulfill the planning of the work required.
The solution provided by Topcret was clear: Baxab® was perfectly adapted to the aesthetic and technical needs required by Google.
This included working with existing pavement. Baxab®, like all products in the Topcret catalogue, is a micro-cement with great adhesive capacity that can be installed on any surface. The builders used a self-leveling floor on which Topcret was able to apply Baxab®, creating a unique and handcrafted result.
The result was exactly what both parties wanted: spaces with personality that combine contemporary design and the emerging Californian aesthetic of Google, along with the visual and technological sophistication offered by Topcret.