Booking.com’s office in Zagreb needed to intertwine the nature of Booking.com as the world’s best-known tourist agency with the city of Zagreb as an up-and-coming tourist destination. The space needed to be comfortable for work and encourage communication and collaboration.
This office has a floor plan that keeps the circulation around a core, reminiscent of travel, mobility and interconnection. Even though it functions as a whole, it’s divided into two zones – one for individual work, the other for interaction, such as meetings, socializing and relaxation.
The first “working” zone has neutral surfaces that are enriched with details employees fill in themselves, such as writable walls or lockers. The second “socializing” zone is more colorful, filled with Zagreb motifs: street number plates, yellow sheeting resembling the city facades, socialist tin can building surfaces, Zagreb’s skyline graphics, etc.
People can gather around a grand community lunch table, in a cozy coffee corner, at the gliding tables on the tram track meeting point, or in more private “rafts” dressed up in the red Šestine umbrella motif – one of the best known symbols of Zagreb. At the very entrance, the place to meet guests, is the classic Zagreb meeting spot landmark: the city square watch. The first thing guests see are the Old Town roof tiles, an iconic symbol of Zagreb.
Large meeting room walls are covered with enlarged photos from other Booking.com destinations, taken by the employees themselves – thus wrapping up the story of Zagreb meeting the world through Booking.com.
Design team: Damjan Geber (Creative Director), Marina Brletic (Project Manager), Ivana Validizic (Production Manager), Vlatka Leskovar (Lead Furniture Designer), Ana Herceg (Furniture Designer)
Photography: Domagoj Blazevic
Source: OfficeSnapsShos – Booking.com Offices – Zagreb
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