The project aims to challenge the role of the traditional corporate campus for one of the fastest growing companies in the world - Google. We have
based our research on the contemporary relationship between life & work, believing that work plays a role in framing hierarchies within the
built environment. Today, the augmented, virtual workspace has begun to replace the physical workspace, resulting in a shift in how workspaces
are used, designed & interfaced with. Therefore, Synapse is proposing a system of dynamic spatial borders where corporate office activities are blended within leisure-based facilities, creating an integrated interface able to foster social interactions, & as a result, produce innovative ideas. This is then tested within the corporate framework of Google, for it is a knowledge-based company that acts as an interface within virtual data networks & has a strong identity in our rapidly changing society. The general organisational system is defined through the utilisation of a networking algorithm that is based on Google's departmental logic. This is used as the basic tool for the urban strategy, as a way to optimise spatial arrangements & articulate Google's programme within the urban fabric. Material research into fluids both physically & digitally has enabled us to address Google's life-cycle & work flow, establishing a structural catenary & shell system that include embedded qualities of relaxation, reconfiguration, adaptability & flux. The Google Campus that we propose is designed for 18,000 employees & envisioned as a 24-hour work-city, providing employees with access to commercial, residential, sports, recreation & leisure facilities in a fluid, networked & blurred spatial articulation.

Project Name:
Google Campus

Patrik Schumacher

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Team members:
Írem Dökmeci (Turkey), Dimitra Pavlakou (Greece), Dimitra Tampaki (Greece), Angel Tenorio (Peru)

Pierandrea Angius


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