aerial pictures of google’s HQ — the 595,000 square foot-canopied campus in mountain view, california, designed by bjarke ingels group and heatherwick studio — have been released by award-winning aerial photographers and pilots the 111th. the shots show the construction progress of two developments: google’s charleston east campus and the bay view campus.
all images by the 111th
first announced in march 2015, google charleston east has been designed by a collaborative team of bjarke ingels group and heatherwick studio, with hargreaves jones landscape architecture (HJLA) responsible for the landscape design. the ground level will comprise of a series of pavilions wrapping around a public ‘green loop’ that cuts through the building. cafés and shops will line the artery, hoping to enliven the area and create a social and retail destination open to both google employees and the public.
as shown in the pictures, the vast headquarters have been topped with an expansive tent-like roof canopy that is able to regulate indoor climate, air quality, and sound. the structure will also capture water for reuse, while integrated solar panels will create about four megawatts of power.
‘our plans for the indoor and outdoor spaces include native habitats and vegetation designed to support local biodiversity and create educational opportunities for the community,’ states the design team.
name: google HQ
design: bjarke ingels group (BIG), heatherwick studio
location: mountain view, california
images by: the 111th
juliana neira I designboom
sep 11, 2019