Google shares more details about its Futuristic Headquarters
Search engine major Google has shared interesting details of the new headquarters the company is planning in Mountain View. Google’s plan to setup a new futuristic office has received mixed reactions. The new design of the office is quite different compared to traditional cubicle-laden offices.
The new headquarters could find home in Mountain View’s North Bayshore and the City Council has to yet give its opinion on the proposal. Google has shared the proposal for its new headquarters in a blog post on official Googleblog.
Google added that it is committed to using renewable energy sources and the headquarters will be designed keeping energy savings in mind.
Google shared that the design will be quite flexible. The concept presented by architect Bjarke Ingels of the firm Bjarke Ingels Group and Thomas Heatherwick of architecture and design company Heatherwick Studio suggests the use of block-like structures which could be moved so that different teams could be accommodated for projects. The new headquarters will add 2.5 million square feet office space.
Google’s official blog said, “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. With trees, landscaping, cafes, and bike paths weaving through these structures, we aim to blur the distinction between our buildings and nature.”
Currently, Google has more than 20,000 people working at its headquarters. The new office space will add a capacity for 10,000 more employees at the headquarters. The real estate price in the region is already quite high. With additional people expected to work at Google’s headquarters, the real estate experts in the region are looking at higher demand and further increase in real estate prices.
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