The building unites three main functions: a large pilot plant, offices and laboratories. They are connected by transparent walkways and an atrium. A main axis provides views on the characteristic elements of the Innovation Centre such as the pilot plant, the atrium and the University campus.
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The choice was made to show the bare concrete structure, revealing original details such as the golden tiles on the columns. New architectural elements, such as the entrance front, the white corian public counters and the meeting rooms materialized in bamboo, have been carefully positioned and were integrated with the original architecture.
The renewed interior by dutch studio D/DOCK has been conceived off of the garage where Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin started the company, boasting quirky elements such as graffiti walls, cardboard box lights and a container wall in the 70-seater auditorium (referred to as tech talk), integrated into the existing space to illustrate its birth period.
The ground floor features special flooring in terrazzo encrusted with glistening St.-Louis crystals, and it’s here where the men’s ready-to-wear and accessories collections are presented. A beautifully undulating staircase in Venetian stucco leads to the second floor which is dedicated to the Hermès jewellery and watch collection.
The designers dedicated the interior to the superstar-material of brutalism: concrete. They used it in different textures from raw to waxed on the floor, walls and other interior elements. They teamed up with manufacturer and designer firms – such as Hungarian designer concrete company IVANKA – to create a professional background for the impressive design.