Our office at Brit + Co HQ is pretty swell, but let’s just say that if Google was like, “Wanna have ours?” we would not be opposed. Last week, they revealed a proposal for a mass rebuild of their offices in Silicon Valley, and it would appear that the Googlers want to work out of huge, futuristic-looking greenhouses. So futuristic in fact, that the tech they need to make these offices doesn’t even exist yet.
For a company that’s continuously innovating tech, they figured it was time to innovative buildings with architects Bjarke Ingels and Thomas Heatherwick. As Heatherwick said in Google’s proposal video, “It was just fascinating to be seeing the physical reality of a valley that changed the world, and [Silicon Valley] actually itself hasn’t changed.”
Besides the building being eco-friendly to the max, Google wants to create buildings that fit the transit of the future (Google cars all around!) and embrace nature with a greenhouse-inspired design, rather just destroy it. They’re going to create buildings that can be used by the community in all of their green glory. They’re even talking about creating wildlife habitats, restoring waterways and turning trees into more than just “street furniture.”
They don’t predict these gorgeous structures to be around for at least another five years, but as soon as they’re up and running, we can’t wait to go on a walk, bike or jog around what is sure to be one of the most innovative offices of all time.
What other companies have innovative offices? Give us your leads in the comments!
(h/t The Verge)