The project included 6,000 sq m of office space, an auditorium with seating for an audience of 400, two fully functioning kitchens and a brasserie to serve 200. In addition our team created a recording studio, exhibition space to display Google’s products and an employee gym.
A feature of the office is The Cultural Institute, a gallery for local artists to display their work. This project was delivered in several phases, with Google partly occupying the building.
The success of the phased approach was due to clear communication we had with Google. The completion of the first phase was celebrated with a VIP reception for 800 guests attended by the French President at the time, Nicolas Sarkozy, and Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt. With invitations sent well in advance, the completion deadline was mandatory.