Booking.com is a travel e-commerce website and search engine for travel and lodging reservations. Founded in 1996 in Amsterdam, the website is owned and operated by parent company Booking Holdings. Looking to expand their NYC office to accommodate future growth, the client enlisted TPG with the relocation project. Previously located in Downtown Manhattan at 100 William Street, the client selected 28 Liberty Street as the site of their new office. Spread over two floors in the building, this project encompasses approximately 63,000 square feet of progressive office space, with the mission of bringing the company together.
The client’s goals for the project were to enhance the quality of their people’s working life, improve performance, and stimulate creativity and collaboration. Each of the client’s global offices are influenced by their local surroundings, so the new office needed to reflect its NYC location. Thus, there are many urban characteristics to the overall and design and architecture of the space. The client was drawn to the rawness of the existing space, and TPG’s dynamic design makes use of exposed ceilings and polished concrete floors to create an industrial vibe. Breakout rooms are themed after local streets and neighborhoods of the 5 boroughs of NYC. Environmental graphics including window films, vast murals, and graffiti walls help to brand the space, and were completed by TPG’s Branding studio. All huddle spaces are outfitted with writeable surfaces, enabling their collaborative work to take place anywhere in the office.
Comprised of an entirely open working environment, the program includes a grab-and-go café, a large training room, and a variety of flexible collaborative spaces. The office’s café features a myriad of seating options including bleacher seating, stools, and banquettes, offering a larger public assembly space. The two floors are united by an interconnecting staircase, further helping to bring their staff together.