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Airbnb’s Dublin office boasts its own horseshoe shaped bar

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Dublin-based architectural practice, Heneghan Peng, has designed the Airbnb project. Completed in 2014, the contemporary office in Dublin, Republic of Ireland boasts a reception area modelled on an Irish pub with a horseshoe bar.

San Francisco-based Airbnb is a holiday rental company with its European headquarters based in Dublin. The new contemporary office has been given a facelift and moved to its new home in the Watermarque Building.

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Meeting rooms have been inspired by Airbnb listings around the world channeled into individual pods dotted around the otherwise open plan office. Each pod has windows on two walls to allow for uninterrupted views of the office.

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A dynamic and flexible work environment – including a meeting room, modeled after an Amsterdam apartment, which can be split into two separate spaces.

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A bench from the Pavilion of Ireland’s 2012 contribution to the Venice Biennale, designed by Heneghan Peng. The long 12-meter bench is constructed of 6 interlinked sections, 6 rotation-only fulcrums & 5 translation pivots. As users sit on the bench the height of each section alters, creating dips and peaks for user interaction.

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A tiered all-hands meeting space, with the versatility to transform into an informal and relaxed working area, allowing staff to look out over their new funky office.

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Authentic references to the office’s home in Dublin – including a reception area modeled on an Irish pub with a horseshoe-shaped bar.

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Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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April 3, 2014 | Property | View comments

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