Amazon plans ‘greenhouse-style’ HQ: in pictures
US retail giant Amazon has unveiled plans for a futuristic greenhouse-style headquarters “where employees can work and socialize in a more natural, park-like setting”. Here are the company’s proposals.
The internet company revealed photos and sketches of the plan, which will be submitted to Seattle city officials, becoming the latest of the technology heavyweights to unveil a bold new headquarters plan.
“The generative idea is that a plant-rich environment has many positive qualities that are not often found in a typical office setting,” according to Amazon’s proposal.
The company revamped its original plan from a six-storey rectilinear structure to “a series of intersecting spheres with ample space for a wide range of planting material”, the document said.
“While the form of the building will be visually reminiscent of a greenhouse or conservatory, plant material will be selected for its ability to co-exist in a microclimate that also suits people.”
The plan includes 65,000 square feet (6,000 square metres) of office space and high bay spaces on five floors capable of accommodating mature trees.