Google’s new California headquarters is underway with designers Thomas Heatherwick and Bjarke Ingels steering the location’s eccentric architecture.
Photography team The 111th shot aerial footage of the location which revealed a circus-like tent partially finished.
“On this flight in early November 2018 we were attracted by what looked like a huge halved circus tent, roofed in giant square panels, and we flew in for a closer inspection,” The 111th told Dezeen. “The site’s close proximity to Google’s Headquarters in Mountain View, California on an adjoining lot, and the news about Google’s plans for an unusual canopied structure, gave it away that this out-of-the-ordinary construction project was indeed Google’s new dome just beginning to take shape.”
Architecture firm BIG and Heatherwick Studio partnered up to design the new campus that features pavilions shaded by a vast canopy. The current version is a downsized version of the original proposal that was revealed in 2015.
The project came to a halt when LinkedIn received the majority of the land from city councillors, which led to Google revealing a backup plan at a smaller site near Charleston Park.
Google’s new space will feature adjustable furniture and partitions that is intended to set a new standard for office design.
The duo is also working on terraced offices for Google in Sunnyvale and the company’s London headquarters.
“The Silicon Valley of California is becoming known for unusual and unique buildings and from our higher altitude perspective as aerial photographers and videographers, these new landmarks are recognisable for miles,” said The 111th.