Next level hospitality for Guerrilla Games

ASSIGNMENT

Create a new hospitality concept for Guerrilla Games to bring its internal collaboration and social cohesion to the next level.

SERVICES

Guerrilla is one of Europe’s leading game development companies and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe. The company was founded in 2000, and has pushed the boundaries of technical and artistic excellence in our games ever since. Today, Guerrilla employs more than 350 professionals from 25 different nationalities. Its new office is located in the cultural and historical center of Amsterdam, The Netherlands — a great place to work and play. Enbiun developed and engineered a hospitality concept to help Guerrilla connect and collaborate in a new environment created by the design team of CBRE. More so than ever, we wanted our hospitality solutions to support Guerrilla’s unique culture and foster an inclusive and open attitude.

Human connection is essential

Guerrillas’ previous office was an open plan largely concentrated on one floor, which allowed employees to connect easily. The new office is spread over multiple floors, which challenged us to create hospitality spots to increase a vertical connection through the different levels. With smartly engineered pantries situated at the intersections of traffic, we created hospitality hotspots to facilitate conversations and serendipity. The pantries provide coffee machines as well as growing herbs for fresh tea and lemonades—fuel for different break needs.

Say goodbye to boring counters and hello to a fresh kitchen

For the restaurant on the top floor, we challenged every convention of what a restaurant can offer. A company restaurant in itself, as a singular function, is a fairly inefficient use of office space. We engineered a layout that creates a dynamic kitchen and service area, where every counter is programmed according to different needs throughout the day. What might be a nice bar to hang out on with a coffee in the morning becomes a salad bar at lunch, and a bustling drinks spot in the evening. CBRE designed a seating space that isn’t just the best place to have lunch, but is also the best place to meet and play.

The best hospitality hardware meets the best software, Join Program.

Program is a future-forward hospitality and catering model that offers a healthy and progressive food program. The food program developed for Guerrilla exists in a responsible relationship to the season and the environment, allowing us to engineer a menu that is delicious and energizing while meeting the specific needs of Guerrilla employees.

photography by Stijn Poelstra – stijnstijl.nl