Google's Mountain View project is reportedly back on track
Following the unveiling – and subsequent rejection – of its ambitious new Mountain View headquarters, Google has reportedly submitted plans for a redesigned building that will be located on an unused plot the internet giant currently leases.
San Jose Mercury News reports that Google has filed plans at Mountain View City Hall for a translucent dome structure that will rise several stories high. Assuming all goes well, it will be located east of the firm's current Mountain View digs, on land owned by the city that Google holds building rights to and has leased for several years.
According to Dezeen, Bjarke Ingels and Thomas Heatherwick will continue to work together on a design that's suitable for this new location. While the exact measurements have not yet been released, Google is permitted to construct an office building measuring up to 55,277 sq m (595,000 sq ft), so we can expect the final building to approach that figure.
San Jose Mercury News further reports that the dome structure will be surrounded by a nature path open to the public, and that it will include modular work spaces which can be moved around. The newspaper goes on to state that the property will boast its own water treatment facility and "eco-friendly" power and heat generators.
Source: San Jose Mercury News