Global Hub in the heart of Dublin was developed as a workplace for creatives. It references the industrial workshop spaces of Pepsico’s NY office, while integrating the latest in workplace strategy.
For a global team continually engaged in driving strategy and creativity across some of the biggest and most innovative brands in beverage history it was important to add the sense of creativity which led to use of an exposed services ceiling with black strip lighting to invoke a studio atmosphere. Industrial steel glazed screens, timber floors and a monochrome colour palette in the open areas complete the look.
A key aspect was to integrate social spaces into the design. With staff coming to Ireland from all over the world to populate this new office, creating neighbourhood spaces for people to meet casually and start conversation was critical to the success of the new Global Hub. This has already been seen to be working since the office opened and is a key success for the design.
Working with Pepsico illustrators we set up the Dublin graphic wall in the main social space. This design mixes in varied elements of Irish culture and has already become part of every visitors experience to the office to be photographed in front of it.
A varied series of breakout and collaboration spaces was arranged throughout the floor plate to facilitate this interaction. The office has a series of routes through it that encourage staff to move around between spaces, mixing wide open corridors at print stations and then more intimate corridors along spaces that have quieter huddle rooms off them.