Google and BIG have teamed up for yet another massive and spectacular campus—this time in Sunnyvle’s Moffett Park. Google recently unveiled plans for a new BIG-designed campus, following the acclaimed architecture firm’s work on Google’s Mountain View and London campuses. Located on Caribbean Drive, the 1.04-million-square-foot project is designed to accommodate 4,500 employees and features eye-catching terraced buildings topped with accessible green roofs.
Designed to foster community and healthy living, Google’s new Sunnyvale campus will be flush with green space including on its roof. Unsurprisingly, the project will target LEED Gold and is expected to rack up points through its native, low-irrigation landscape and promotion of eco-friendly transit like cycling to work.
The massive site could also accommodate more than just office space. “Housing is part of our thought process in Moffett Park,” Mark Golan, chief operating officer of Google’s global real estate investments & development unit, told The Mercury News. “A new mixed-use community where you have live-work capabilities, makes a lot of sense. Housing and transportation are two huge issues for the Valley overall, and they are huge issues for Google. One of the best ways to address this is by creating mixed-use communities that allow people to live close to where they work, which allows for a vibrant community and also helps the transportation.” The project is not expected for completion until 2021 at the earliest.
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