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.
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
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.