It showed off plans at the time that looked a lot like it was building the festival campsite of the future and now, a year on, the company has submitted its most recent plans and renders to the city of Mountain View and things have changed a little.
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Originally, Google intended for the buildings to be lightweight and movable but in the latest plans, they look firmly rooted to the ground.
They haven’t lost their tent-like appearance though, with glass and wood buildings being covered with an overhanging canopy style roof. The domes of past plans are nowhere to be seen, with a much more refined style taking over.
One thing that hasn’t changed from the original plans is the focus largely on the outdoors and creating harmony between nature and the futuristic buildings. There are lush green spaces surrounding the structures, with areas for eating, relaxing and exercising.
The final campus will be nearly 600,000 square feet. There will be 45,000 square feet of interior landscaping and nearly 20,000 square feet of public walkways.
For now, the campus is still in its preliminary planning phase so this could all change again before Google starts building but it’s certainly a nice looking working environment.