Google Headquarters Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa
Team: Jayesh Bhoola; Elene Olwagen; Anneke Dearlove; Gisela Patlansky; Alfie Botha; Gordon Jubber
The Google Jozi project boasts an accreditation of both a 5-star Green Star rating as well as a Gold Leed certification. The project was inspired by its contextual fabric of Johannesburg (or better known to locals as Jozi), South Africa.
The conceptual design was inspired by the visual language and culture of the vibrant city with its unique flavour and mix-match personality. Many items for the design were sourced from the city, contributing to the concept’s implementation through an authentic initiative to upcycle and reuse objects and non-conventional building media alike, consistent with the personality of the city. The project created a platform for questioning the standard approach to green design by reinterpreting the necessities of a workplace setting, aligning the requirements with the city context and attending to the needs of the specific users.
2016 WAF INSIDE Awards Shortlisted Finalist
2016 SAPOA Awards Winner: Interior Category and Overall Green Winner
2015 International Green Interiors Awards: Overall Winner