Diane Pham

Google's New Green Campus Will Be Designed by German Architectural Powerhouse Ingenhoven

by , 05/09/11
filed under: Architecture, News

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Google has been going strong, investing in a number of cutting edge green initiatives. With their team growing as quickly as their insatiable taste for innovation, the search engine powerhouse has outgrown the Googleplex and are ready to move on up to a brand new 10-acre campus in Mountain View, California. So who is the lucky architecture firm that gets to take home this amazing commission? It appears to be a meeting of the minds, or at least size, as Google has hired Ingenhoven, one of Germany’s biggest architectural firms.


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While it’s too early to know what the campus will look like, the San Jose Mercury News reposts that renderings and plans of the new design plans could be submitted as early as this month, with construction commencing in 2012. Gizmodo has already started to make their own predictions, singling out five designs that well-embody Ingenhoven’s major design tenets of sustainability and modernism. What do you think?

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Via Gizmodo

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2 Comments

  1. globalroy August 26, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Green versus open space impact doesn’t seem very green. Googleville at NASA Ames seems more like a New York developer slathering at the mouth at the sight of so much land. Even a great building in the wrong place is an eyesore. The impact of thousands on a place where no credible infrastructure exists also doesn’t seem green. Reworking green for Google’s New York building seems a more green approach.

  2. lazyreader May 10, 2011 at 7:47 am

    I have nothing against Google sprawling and expanding. But doesn’t the idea of sprawling into an open area defeat the purpose of all those green features to begin with. Why not have their headquarters in a multistory building in the city. I don’t really care where Google does business. Architecture wise it’s not very impressive. It just looks like a outdoor shopping pavilion.

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