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Skype’s headquarters located in Palo Alto, California, is one of the best looking headquarters in the world. We will show you all the cool features and secrets of this beautiful offices.
In early 2013 Skype’s new headquarters in Palo Alto, California was opened. It’s outstanding design and comfort is really worth of attention.
This 54,000 square feet (5,000 square metres) office space was designed by california finest design studio – Blitz. It is designed to support 250 employees with the maximum comfort and with outstanding design. As Blitz says: ”Skype’s primary goal was to create a world-class office that would differentiate them from their Bay Area competitors in the recruitment of talent.’
The ceiling of the building was removed and stripped to its basic elements. Designers wanted to make it feel like industrial space. Another interesting feature are flavoring sticks from vintage wine barrels. These were used to finish the interior and to appreciate a local culture of california’s wine country.
These offices have received LEED Silver certification, which means that it’s scored between 50 and 59 points for its environmentally friendly construction. Palo Alto headquarters has many other cool features. For example free-standing units nicknamed Pods. These are designed for meeting functions, with high acoustic privacy.
The place is filled with mobile white boards, ready for employee’s innovative ideas. If the employees are tired, they can enjoy gameroom with pool, air hockey and table football. Movable furniture allows employees to arrange seating wherever they feel comfortable. You can even find here fake grass or rock like cushions.