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A new campus for Google in Sunnyvale


Google, the technology company, has announced the construction of a new campus in Sunnyvale, California, and has advanced a few images of the new project by the BIG architectural practice, which on this occasion is collaborating with the firm OLIN in the landscaping and with Clive Wilkinson Architects in the interior design.

The new complex will comprise two large staggered constructions that are terraced to form a kind of built garden. The structures will face the landscape in two very differentiated ways. The main façade gives on to the more urban area in the front, offering a more conventional and representative image, while the back part unfolds like a great terraced and landscaped roof that extends the natural exterior space.

This staggered roof seeks to give the Google facilities a large amount of corporate public space for the use of their employees, who will be able to practice sports and enjoy leisure without leaving the campus. A zigzagging ramp will become a street on the roof, giving access to the different levels in such a way that the entire building will be directly connected to the exterior. The terraces will be landscaped and will feature a variety of vegetation.

The interior space will look highly functional. In total, more than 90,000 square metres will be used as offices with the capacity to accommodate 4,500 employees. The company is in an expansionary phase in the urban sphere as well and has announced that it expects to open the new campus by 2021.


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