Dimitra Tampaki

Dimitra Tampaki

London, GB



AADRL   [design research project]
Studio : Patrik Schumacher
Assistant : Pierandrea Angius
Cooperation with : Irem Dokmeci . Dimitra Pavlakou . Angel Tenorio 

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 and 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 work-spaces are used, designed and interfaces with. 

Therefore, we are 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, and 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 and has a strong identty in our rapidly changing society. The general organisational 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 and articulate Google’s programme within the urban fabric. Material research into fluids both physically and digitally has enabled us to address Google’s life-cycle and work flow, establishing a structural catenary and shell system that include embedded qualities of relaxation, reconfiguration, adaptability and flux. 

The Google Campus that we propose is designed for 18.000 employees and envisioned as a 24-hour work-city, providing employees with access to commercial, residential, sports, recreation and leisure facilities in a fluid, networked and blurred spatial articulation. 

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Status: School Project
Location: San Francisco, CA, US