So where are you right now while you sit and read this? If you are in your office, we hope you are not in a stuffy bay, hunched between colleagues and their work stations. Because if you are, this is going to make you feel bad. Really very bad, about the place where you work. So while you complain about your office, here are ten of the coolest office campuses around the world. Look them through, and try not to hate your own.
Lead image credit: Jasper Sanidad, OfficeSnapshot
Apple Park: On the day of the launch of the iPhone 8 duo and the iPhone X, Apple also unveiled its long-talked-about Apple ‘Spaceship’ or Apple Park campus. It is believed that the campus costed the company around $5 billion. It is located on the southeast corner of Interstate 280 and De Anza Boulevard, and occupies 32 acres in six buildings spread over four floors.
Uber campus: Uber campus is another mouth-opener with its minimalistic designs and shiny corridors. Uber's Advanced Technologies Group office is spread in 80,000 square-foot and is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Image credit: OfficeSnapshot
Microsoft, Building 83: Built in 2015, the four-story, 313,790 square-foot atrium-style space on the Microsoft campus is located in Redmond, Washington. And get this, the campus has a sound art piece that plays an evolving musical composition based on weather data. Image credit: Bora Architects via Facebook
Infosys Mysore: Spread in 14,679,720 square-feet, Infosys Mysore Campus is also known as “Heaven on Earth” and “A Paradise”. Infosys’ former Chairman and Chief Mentor Narayana Murthy has described the training center, located 140 km off from India’s silicon valley, Bangalore, as the biggest corporate training facility in the world. Image credit: Skyscrapercity
Google Mountain View, California campus: Called Googleplex, the company’s the corporate headquarters are located in Mountain View, Santa Clara County, California, United States. The complex is huge with 2,000,000 square-feet of office space, is the company's second largest square footage assemblage of Google buildings.
Facebook Menlo Park Campus: Two years ago, Facebook moved its employees to its new headquarter in California, and the campus is stunning. Frank Gehry, an American-Canadian architect, created the world's largest open floor plan in the world, and Facebook commissioned local artists to decorate it. The 430,000 square-foot space fits 2,800 employees, and Zuckerberg has a desk right in the middle. The goal of the building was to be to create a space that's eco-friendly and reflects Facebook's mission to connect people.
Dropbox: Dropbox's office in Sydney feels more like a large game room than an actual office, with room to play video games, ping-pong or go for an afternoon swim. The office is compact, with it spread in 21,500 square-feet. Image credit: Katherine Lu, OfficeSnapshot
Airbnb International Headquarter: Called ‘The Warehouse’, Airbnb’s International Headquarters is spread in 4,000 square meter, and houses over 400 employees. The Warehouse consists of 29 “neighborhoods”, where individual desks have been replaced by one large communal table. The headquarters are located in Dublin. Image credit: Donal Murphy, Airbnb,Heneghan Peng Architects