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Google's Futuristic New HQ Has Buildings That MOVE

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    Everyone knows Google already has one of the most striking headquarters in tech. Its sprawling Mountain View offices are home to dozens of restaurants, climbing walls, bocce ball courts, nap pods — we could really go on all day. But now, hot on the heels of another big-time tech makeover, Google's primary-colored campus is getting a sleek facelift.

    Renderings of the proposed redevelopment plan reveal a space that blurs the lines between indoors and outdoors, with blooming foliage, babbling brooks, running tracks, and more. The buildings are light-filled, with floor-to-ceiling windows and modern canopies that give the offices an industrial, urban look.

    But, perhaps the most innovative feature of the revamp will be the moveable structures. "Instead of constructing immoveable concrete buildings, we’ll create lightweight block-like structures which can be moved around easily as we invest in new product areas," David Radcliffe, the VP of real estate at Google, explained in a blog post

    The project will be spearheaded by Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group and Thomas Heatherwick of Heatherwick Studio, which both have a focus on green initiatives and local identity concepts. The two firms have worked on landmarks such as the Olympic Cauldron, Garden Bridge, and a waste-to-energy plant in Copenhagen.

    See the stunning pics ahead, and get the scoop on the progressive plans.


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