Googleplex: Internet giant to build $120m futuristic HQ with a garden on the roof
Google has planned the massive expansion of its California HQ to ensure that its employees are more pampered than ever before.
The company’s real estate team analyzed vast amounts of data on everything from sunrise and sunset, wind direction, working patterns and daily habits to design the Googleplex around staff needs.
The internet giant has broken ground on the 1.1-million-square-foot campus in Mountain View, which is scheduled for completion in 2015.
This is the first time the company has worked on office buildings from scratch rather than remodifying premises built by others. The 42-acre expansion is designed by Seattle-based firm NBBJ.
It is built with energy conservation in mind. The new campus will be the biggest office complex in the U.S. with all radiant heating and most employees will be able to work with natural light..