Booking.com office reflects urban inspiration
Seattle-based design firm Ware Malcomb recently announced construction is complete on the new Booking.com office space located at 200 West Mercer Street, Suite 100 in Seattle.
Ware Malcomb provided interior architecture and branding services for the project, which draws inspiration from the local urban environment and natural landscape to capture the spirit of Seattle.
The 9,750-square foot regional office for Booking.com, a leading global e-commerce company, features design elements inspired by iconic Seattle landmarks, providing employees and visitors with a fresh, urban and local feel. Interior office improvements include a new welcome area, open office space, collaborative areas, small and large meeting rooms, and an employee game room. The modern, functional space incorporates the latest workplace strategies, as well as eco-friendly and reclaimed materials to emulate and contribute to the preservation of nature.
Visitors are greeted in a reception area comprised of metal, concrete, and wood elements to project an industrial feel inspired by two Seattle landmarks: the Space Needle and the EMP Museum. Throughout the rest of the office, design elements and custom graphics continue to provide an immersive environment that reflects iconic elements of the local area.
The breakroom consists of reclaimed wood encompassing the walls, cabinets, and tables to recreate the seaside atmosphere of Pike Place Market, complete with a custom branded neon sign reminiscent of those found throughout the marketplace.
Employees can take a break from work in the game room, which features full height custom wall graphics inspired by Seattle’s professional sports teams and fans.
One of the more unique features of the project is the design of the meeting rooms, which represent popular Seattle destinations.
Ware Malcomb’s in-house Branding Studio worked together with the firm’s Interior Design Studio to produce graphics for the visitor welcome area and employee game room that enhanced the interior architecture and fulfilled the client’s vision of a local urban feel.