Google Co-Working Space
Madrid London-based architecture and interiors practice Jump Studio has renovated a 19th century battery factory to a co-working space by Google that supports 7,000 members and 50 resident start-up companies. The studio installed a new entrance on the south side of the five-storey building to increase circulation space and allow access to an outdoor public plaza. Inside the new entrance way, visitors are met with a striking artwork by local artist Ricardo Cavolo titled ‘Unstoppable’. The campus café includes relaxed lounge seating and private booths and is set over the ground and first floors.
Pops of color accompanied by raw materials including timber, help to create a fresh and relaxed environment. A feature ‘cage-light’ made of red steel is the centerpiece of the space running above a 7m meeting table. On the opposite (north) side is Campus’ high-tech, triple-height, and 200-person capacity auditorium. The auditorium takes advantage of the large, west-facing windows drawing in natural light with double glazed to keep sound in, as well as out. Its clean and bold graphic lines translate Campus’ overall graphic theme, inspired by Madrid’s streetscape. Meeting rooms across the second and third floors of Campus Madrid have each been decorated in a color palette inspired by famous Spanish painters including Picasso and Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida. Campus Madrid is the sixth addition to Google's community hubs initiative that aims to bring together startup companies and entrepreneurs.