An open work space for the European headquarters of the home-away-from-home specialists
In our recent e-magazine, we discuss the trend of home-away-from-home accommodations, and the leader in the trend is definitively Airbnb. Recently, Irish architecture firm Heneghan Peng has finished Airbnb’s Dublin offices in Seán Reilly’s Watermarque building. The two-storey office encompasses almost 2,000 square meters and is meant to create an open and collaborative office space similar to that of Airbnb’s headquarters in San Francisco.
The offices include a 12-meter bench designed by Heneghan Peng for the Venice Biennale that moves and shifts as people sit in different places.
The reception area resembles a horseshoe-shaped Irish pub that is complete with floor tiles that were reclaimed from various local bars.
Transparent glass and brute wood boxes serve as meeting rooms. Each meeting room was modeled after a real Airbnb apartment from different locations around the world.
A set of wooden steps serves as a more open meeting room as well as a more informal place for employees to discuss and work together.
On the other end of the spectrum, Irish telephone booths allow for a little bit of employee privacy when needed.