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BIG & Heatherwick’s Design for Google’s California Headquarters

BIG & Heatherwick’s Design for Google’s California Headquarters | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

Images have been unveiled of BIG and Heatherwick Studio’s design for Google’s Mountain View headquarters. The plan, submitted to city council today, proposes to redevelop and expand the company’s home office with a series of lightweight canopy-like structures organized within a flexible landscape of bicycle paths and commercial opportunities for local companies. 

“The idea is simple. 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… Large translucent canopies will cover each site, controlling the climate inside yet letting in light and air. With trees, landscaping, cafes, and bike paths weaving through these structures, we aim to blur the distinction between our buildings and nature.”

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Google Campus Dublin by Henry J. Lyons Architects

Google Campus Dublin by Henry J. Lyons Architects | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

Masterplanned by the Swiss architecture studio Camenzind Evolution in collaboration with local firm Henry J. Lyons Architects, the campus represents the Google EU Headquarters and serves as the center for sales and finances in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).


Sustainability is a key focus area for Google and indeed all Google real estate projects work to LEED accreditation. The Google Dublin Campus is currently awaiting the prestigious LEED Gold and LEED Platinum certification.

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Sheridan Tatsuno's comment, July 9, 2013 1:24 PM
Nice design! Will they offer open innovation programs?
The Team @ E-Side's comment, July 10, 2013 5:35 AM
Lots of green, we are wondering if they managed to include low-toxic, sustainable furniture as well.