Google Caribbean


Late in 2017, Google presented its proposal for a new campus in Sunnyvale, not far from its current headquarters and future complex in Mountain View. The project is formed by two buildings symmetrically flanking a central street, each presenting a series of stepped green roofs that form zigzagging paths. These surfaces are thought of as a small park – passable by foot and bike – that gives access into the buildings at several levels while providing communal areas.

The landscaping for Google Caribbean creates attractive surroundings for the work environment, and boosts engagement in sports activities and the pursuance of healthy lifestyles. This technology hub aspires to take in some 4,500 employees, and there are plans to expand it in the future with mixed-use and residential buildings. In this way, the company wants to create a dynamic community where work and play coexist. The idea is for the building in the long run to be more than merely a place where people go to work; the technology giant wants to marry the work lives and private lives of its employees in a single mixed-use complex. The project in this regard pioneers a way of looking at cohabitation, and it seeks to be a leader in the energy field, aspiring to LEED Gold certification.


Cliente Client

Google

Arquitectos Architects

BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group.

Socios responsables Partners in charge: Bjarke Ingels, Leon Rost, Thomas Christoffersen

Diseño de proyecto Project Designer: Kristian Hindsberg

Project Manager: Linus Saavedra

Project Architect: Sebastian Claussnitzer

Equipo de proyecto Project team: Amro Abdelsalam, Andriani Atmadja, Beat Schenk, Benjamin Novacinski, Bernard Peng, Daniel Sundlin, Deborah Campbell, Douglass Alligood, Dylan Hames, Ema Bakalova, Florencia Kratsman, Ghita Bennis, Isela Liu, Jan Leenknegt, Jason Wu, Jian Yong Khoo, Jiashi Yu, Kayeon Lee, Kristian Hindsberg, Leon Rost, Linus Saavedra, Maki Matsubayashi, Manon Otto, Margaret Tyrpa, Matthew Dlugosz, Megan Ng, Meghan Bean, Nick Flutter, Patrick Hyland, Sebastian Claussnitzer, Thea Wiradinata, Thomas Christoffersen, Zhonghan Huang