2 March 2015

Concept Artwork Of What Google’s New California Headquarters Will Look Like

[Click here to view the video in this article]

Last week, it was revealed that Google is planning a massive makeover for its headquarters in Mountain View, California.

To be designed by renowned Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group and Thomas Heatherwick of London-based design studio Heatherwick Studio, the revamped office space will feature greenhouse-like buildings with canopies and transparent façades, surrounded by green meadows, a running track and a creek.

The search engine company has just unveiled some concept renderings of what its new offices will look like on Google+.

“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,” said Vice President of Real Estate, David Radcliffe, in a blog post.

By incorporating trees, bike paths and landscaping throughout the space, the company wants to bring employees closer to nature. It also plans to set up retail outlets such as restaurants to support the local economy.

Finally, Google aims to do its part for the environment by improving burrowing owl habitats and widening creek beds.

Check out a video of the proposed changes below, and view more concept artwork here.

What do you think of Google’s planned redesign of its headquarters?

[via Fast Company, video via Google, images via Google+]