CoreNet Global Summit, Amsterdam 2019
Amsterdam | 10 - 12 September 2019

Building Wonder into the Workplace: A Case Study from Microsoft Dublin

11 September 2019 | 11:00 - 12:00

Building Wonder into the Workplace: A Case Study from Microsoft Dublin

Designed to be "Microsoft's front door in Ireland," the Dublin site was built to inspire. Microsoft believes one way to enable people to do great things is to inspire them. From the soaring atrium with its digital "lake" and staircase "mountain," to the sweeping rooftop views of Irish countryside and nearby racetrack, Microsoft Dublin delivers on the "Wow" factor for employees and visitors alike. But does a property require expensive enhancements and a scenic location to inspire its workforce? This case study will make the point that any project in any location can be designed to dial up the capacity for inspiration. This is an opportunity to learn their goals and lessons learned from the Dublin building, all of which can be scaled to apply to any project.

Key Takeaways:

  • Using Microsoft Dublin as a template, you will be able to “try on” various workplace design ideas for your business.
  • Identify actionable strategies for differentiating smart risk from unwise risk in Microsoft’s design of workplaces that inspire. 
  • Acquire tools for working with contractors, architects, and partners who may be creating certain design elements or working with certain materials for the first time. 


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