Take a peak inside Google’s new North Bayshore Campus by the architecture group BIG. The goal behind the new Google HQ is to redefine the typical corporate office complex and facility. This open air, circus tent-like facility generates its own power via innovative solar roof panels and adjacent wind turbines, harvests rain water, and has the largest geothermal installation in North America.
Google’s Modern HQ With Biophilic Design
The new North Bayshore Campus is a design collaboration between Bjarke Ingels and Thomas Heatherwick and its being touted as Google’s first in-house designed facility. The voluminous space on the interior is akin to a well-lit, open air international air port with support services on the lower and ground floors – cafes, conference rooms, facility support spaces, etc. – and the Googlers’ work spaces and ‘offices’ on the upper levels all under a photovoltaic solar panel clad roof.
The concept of the corner office planned five feet apart via a dark corridor is obliterated with this new corporate headquarter design concept in this large complex – that meets the stringent requirements and certification of the Living Building Challenge – where the human comfort and biophilic design are placed first.