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. But, ¿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 who has broken 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 of its features. 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 the community between clients and co-workers. Google required a company that knew how to take advantage of the potential of its architects and offered guaranteed success. Topcret was undoubtedly the perfect company to meet all their requirements.
When Topcret received the project from Google, it knew that it would be a challenge that would bring great success.
When Topcret obtained the project to cover the floors of the Google Campus in Madrid, that it would be a challenge that would bring great success. Two leading companies in their sector 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 project was located in an industrial warehouse that offered many opportunities. The original idea of the renovation work contemplated maintaining its basic aspect, leaving brick celings in sight, and pipes and metal finishes typical of warehouse aesthetics.
The designers sought a more elegant and refined alternative to the floor that would help counteract the more rustic look of the large premises. Topcret had to complement and maintain the architectural level of a building of these characteristics and at the same time maintain the identity of the Californian company.
The technical requirements of the project and the work times also demanded that it be executed in a precise way, since the workers had very little time to do their jobs. The simultaneous activity with other companies added to an immovable delivery date, and generated a level of action that required great coordination among all participating companies.
Google required a solution for a total of 1000m2 spread over its 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 assembly.
The solution provided by Topcret was clear: Baxab was the material that 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 the members of 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 assembly.
The execution of the work was a success. The application was concise and very effective during the 12 days of works. 1000m2 divided in 3 levels that were being released for transit 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 the material that was perfectly adapted to the aesthetic and technical needs required by Google.
This included working with existing pavement. Baxab, like all the products in the Topcret catalogue, is a microcement with great adhesive capacity that can be installed on any surface. The constructor used a self-leveling floor on which Topcret was able to apply Baxab to flat surfaces, 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 art of Google, along with the aesthetic and technological sophistication offered by Topcret.