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One Microsoft Place, Ireland

Dublin, Ireland

In designing its new headquarters, Microsoft wanted to break down barriers and find new ways of working to empower employees, optimise operations, and engage customers, whilst integrating 2,000 employees into one location. The 330,000-square-foot campus connects employees from 72 different nationalities with different workstyles and cultural preferences to strengthen relationships, build community connections, and fuel innovation under the new ‘One Microsoft’ vision. Taking a human-centric approach, the design team created the Microsoft Island concept, mapping out how visitors and employees interact with the space given their diverse needs; the harbour is the arrival point, the beach is a social space, the grasslands are the open workspace, and the caves are focus rooms. The new campus fosters collaborative ways of working, helping Microsoft with its cultural transformation.