Google Unveils Plans for Futuristic New Headquarters

Google has unveiled plans for a vastly expanded headquarters at its Mountain View, California, location, presenting a bucolic imaginative and prescient of movable buildings to be constructed beneath curving and translucent canopies. The submission of the plan Friday to the Metropolis Council in Mountain View, which the company chosen for its headquarters 15 years prior to now, is the first step in what metropolis officers describe as an prolonged consider course of. The model new headquarters would give the Net massive room for an extra 10,000 employees, as compared with the 20,000 Google staffers that presently work inside the metropolis, a Google spokeswoman said. Google’s blueprint for model spanking new headquarters inside the metropolis’s North Bayshore district has gathered widespread consideration because of the design is seen as architecturally revolutionary. Inside the San Francisco Bay Area, the plan can also be intently watched because of issues the know-how enterprise’s extreme salaries are pushing housing prices previous ranges fairly priced to most households.

The design by architect Bjarke Ingels of the company Bjarke Ingels Group and Thomas Heatherwick of construction and design agency Heatherwick Studio requires block-like buildings that Google says could be moved spherical to create space for teams to pursue completely totally different duties. It’s going to add about 2.5 million sq. ft of space to the prevailing campus. Large, clear canopies over the buildings would allow delicate to filter into the futuristic campus. There may be places for timber, grass and bicycle paths, all of it nestled into completely totally different parts of the campus.

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— Reuters and NBC Info staff

First revealed February 27 2015, 5:01 PM