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Green-Roofed Twitter Headquarters in San Francisco Also Has a Yoga Studio!
Posted By Tafline Laylin On June 20, 2012 @ 11:40 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery,Green renovation,Green Transportation,Innovation | 2 Comments
We've seen the inside of several funky corporate offices, including Google and Facebook, but Twitter might have outdone them all with their new green-roofed headquarters in San Francisco. Part of the city's plan to revitalize a seedy neighborhood, Twitter was given a tax reprieve for moving into the 11-story art deco office building on 10th and Market street renovated by Interior Architects and Olle Lundberg Design. (RMW Architects is the base building architect.) But the new headquarters for 800 employees also reflects something of a sustainability ethos. Hit the jump for the deets and flip through the gallery for a closer look.
In addition to the swanky green roof , which is already populated by rows of leafy vegetables and provides a nice lunch spot for the company’s jubilant employees, the new headquarters boasts a micro health kitchen stocked with wholesome food and a tranquil-looking yoga studio . Either working for Twitter is so stressful that it’s necessary to offer such calming spaces or this is just one really progressive company.
We are going to err towards the latter given the 9th floor reception desk, which looks suspiciously like it is made of recycled materials , and Twitter’s insistence that the city provide better public transportation  links to the area in addition to more dedicated bike lanes. Also included in the 80,000 square feet building, parts of which are being leased out, are cafes, restaurants and a very “cool” local grocery store.
+ RMW Architects 
Via SFist 
all images by @Troy Holden 
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URLs in this post:
 swanky green roof: http://inhabitat.com/amazing-green-roof-art-school-in-singapore/
 tranquil-looking yoga studio: http://inhabitat.com/tag/yoga-studio/
 recycled materials: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recycling
 public transportation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_transport
 + RMW Architects: http://www.rmw.com/enter.htm
 SFist: http://sfist.com/2012/06/19/a_look_inside_twitters_new_headquar.php#photo-2
 @Troy Holden: https://twitter.com/#!/troyholden
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