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Google Mountain View Campus

Mountain View Development, California, USA – design by Heatherwick Studio + BIG

Google Mountain View Campus in California – new post

2 Apr 2015

Google Mountain View Campus

Clara County, CA, USA

Location: west side of San Jose, south of San Francisco

Design: BIG + Heatherwick Studio – Bjarke Ingels and Thomas Heatherwick

Google Complex in Mountain View

Google Mountain View Campus
California, USA

Thomas Heatherwick, Founder and Principal, Heatherwick Studio:

“Heatherwick Studio is thrilled to be working on this exciting project for Google and the community of Mountainview, California.
This is an opportunity to not only create a new home for the world’s most innovative company, but also to make a vibrant piece of town at the same time as protecting and enhancing the local natural habitat.
Bringing the design team together from Heatherwick Studio and BIG means we’ve developed even more exciting solutions that neither would have arrived at alone and we look forward to making them a reality.”

Google Mountain View Campus
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Announcement by David Radcliffe at Google

“Today we’re submitting a plan to redevelop four sites—places where we already have offices but hope to significantly increase our square footage—to the Mountain View City Council. It’s the first time we’ll design and build offices from scratch and we hope these plans by Bjarke Ingels at BIG and Thomas Heatherwick at Heatherwick Studio will lead to a better way of working.

Google’s Proposal for North Bayshore:

Published on 27 Feb 2015 – Vice President of Real Estate Dave Radcliffe and architects Thomas Heatherwick and Bjarke Ingels discuss our proposed Master Plan for our new campus in Mountain View, California. With our proposal, our focus is on creating space for people, nature and ideas to thrive.

Google Mountain View Campus
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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. (Our self-driving car team, for example, has very different needs when it comes to office space from our Search engineers.) 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.

Of course, this project is about much more than just office space; it’s about doing more with the local community as well. So we’re adding lots of bike paths and retail opportunities, like restaurants, for local businesses. We also hope to bring new life to the unique local environment, from enhancing burrowing owl habitats to widening creek beds. And we’re committed to do everything we can to save energy—our recent agreement to offset our energy consumption in North Bayshore with renewable energy includes the development of this proposal.

We chose Mountain View for our headquarters 15 years ago because we love the beauty of the bay, the close proximity to great universities, the family-friendly environment and the chance to work in a city at the heart of Silicon Valley. Today, we want to create office spaces that don’t just provide a great home for Google, but which also work for the city that has given us so much.”

Website: New Google Mountain View Campus – Rethinking office space post by google

Website: Google Mountain View Campus

4 Mar 2013

Google “Bay View” Complex

Design: NBBJ
Google Complex in Mountain View
Google Bay View Complex San Francisco
image from architects

Google occupies some of the most famous offices in the world but not one of the places in which the company’s 35,000+ employees work has been built by the company. The core of the “Googleplex,” as the headquarters in Mountain View, California, is generally known, consists of a suburban office park once occupied by Silicon Graphics that Google remodeled to suit its needs; in New York, Google occupies and owns  the enormous former Port Authority headquarters in Chelsea. The company’s home base in Mountain View has expanded to roughly 65 buildings.

Google Bay View Complex – page on earlier building design by NBBJ Seattle

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