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Google Tel Aviv
Monday 10 Jun 2013
In December 2012, Google Israel opened its spectacular new office in Tel Aviv for their ever growing teams of engineers, sales and marketing. Designed by Swiss Design Team Camenzind Evolution, in collaboration with Israeli Design Teams Setter Architects and Studio Yaron Tal, the new office occupies 8 floors and accommodates 500 workstations within a space of approx. 8000 sq m in the prestigious Electra Tower, including views across the entire city and the sea.
The new Google Office in Tel Aviv represents a new milestone for Google in the development of innovative work environments: nearly 50% of all areas have been allocated to create communication landscapes, giving countless opportunities to employees to flexibly collaborate and communicate with other Googlers in a diverse environment supporting the Googlers in their daily strive for outstanding creativity and innovation.
There is a clear separation between the employees' traditional desk-based work environment and communication areas, granting privacy and focus whenever required for desk-based individual working and a vast variety of spaces for collaborating and sharing ideas.
In line with Google's other extraordinary offices worldwide, each floor is designed with a different aspect of the unique local identity, illustrating the diversity of Israel as a country and nation. Each of the themes were selected by a local group of Googlers who also assisted in the smart interpretation of these chosen ideas.
In addition, the Israeli Googlers were also looking for an environment, specifically designed and created with their rich culture in mind. With food being deeply embedded within the local culture, Google Tel Aviv offers a wide variety of delicious food choices to their employees by the means of three kosher and non-kosher restaurants integrated in the designs.
Moreover, in order to nurture the local start-up community, one floor is designed for temporary use as a ‘Campus Space' to provide small local start-up companies with an original start-up like work environment.
Internationally committed to sustainable design, the Google Tel Avive Office was designed to meet LEED Gold standard certification for this exciting project.