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Google Gordon House

Photo: David Dickens

Google Gordon House

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Saturday 13 October

The Gordon House building consists of 13,000 sq. m of reception, auditorium, client experience centre, uniquely-designed workspace, meeting and training rooms, micro kitchens and cafe, outdoor terrace - the project embraces Google’s ‘posh garage’ style and has sustainability at its core. At the heart of the scheme sits a sculptural staircase in a redeveloped and extended atrium. Connecting all seven floors of the building, it opens out onto each uniquely designed floor to inspire the Googlers that work there. The scope of the brief was extensive and challenging as the building was taken back to shell and core. The designers HLW worked closely with Google to truly understand how Googlers would use it. External spaces, such as the car park, were converted into internal spaces and the roof and façade were extensively altered to achieve these design aspirations. Open House visitors will be given access to The Foundry Customer Experience Centre, Workspaces, Garage Cafe, Soda Lab/Terrace and Google Store.

Places on this tour will be distributed using a lottery, which has now closed. Wheelchair accessible.

Designed by: Refurbishment Architect: HLW with Reddy Architects
Building Date: Refurbishment completed 2014

Booking Lottery

Places on this tour will be distributed using a lottery, which has now closed. Winners will be notified of their tour details ahead of the Open House Dublin weekend. Most of the Open House Dublin tours are operated on a First Come, First Served basis. So if you missed out on this lottery, make sure to check out the rest of the programme!

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Open House Dublin is presented by the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF): a non-profit arts organisation that communicates the value of architecture.

The IAF presents Open House Dublin each year as just one part of a rich and unique offering. Our year-round programme includes exhibitions, talks, film screenings, symposia, competitions, publications, school and community workshops. You can help to secure our future by becoming an IAF member, or simply by donating directly.

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Members enjoy perks which include: beating the OHD queues, private tours, partner discounts; and limited-edition IAF publications and prints. Architects can also claim structured CPD at all IAF events.