In December 2012 Google opened a new office building in Tel Aviv, Israel dedicated to its team of engineers, sales and marketing specialists.
The offices cover 8000 square meters and are located in the Electra Tower in the center of the city where eight of the floors are now the property of Google. The offices were designed by the practice of Camenzind Evolution from Switzerland together with the local firms of Setter Architects and Studio Yaron Tal.
Each floor has been designed with a different style and purpose and each tries to offer a part of the country for example there are three restaurants each with its own theme according to the food it serves, one being kosher dairy and meat and one is non-kosher.
Half of the workspace was designed as a communication landscape to offer inspiration and comfort to the employees and a creative space to share their ideas. The whole design is carefully planned to be as eco-friendly as possible and the project will soon receive the LEED Platinum certification as a testimony of its care for the environment.
One of the floors was designed into Campus Tel Aviv by the Israeli Prime Minister and it is powered by Google to offer a start-up for entrepreneurs and developers.