BIG and Heatherwick Studio to Design Google’s London HQ

BIG and Heatherwick Studio are also working on the new Google HQ in Mountain View, California, pictured here. Rendering courtesy of BIG.


Google has chosen Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and Heatherwick Studio to design the tech giant’s London headquarters at King’s Cross. A new building, planned for 10 stories and 650,000 square feet, will join two other structures on the 67-acre campus. The structure is Google’s first wholly owned and designed building outside the United States.
 

BIG and Heatherwick Studio are also working on the new Google HQ in Mountain View, California, pictured here. Rendering courtesy of BIG.


Currently, Google is renting a 380,000 square-foot building at the nearby 6 Pancras Square, which will accommodate 2,500 employees. Construction on a third building that Google will lease is underway and slated for completion in 2018.


“The Silicon Valley startup garage meets the London train sheds in a building that couples clarity with eccentricity and anchors innovation with heritage,” the two firms said about the new structure in a joint statement.
 

BIG and Heatherwick Studio are also working on the new Google HQ in Mountain View, California, pictured here. Rendering courtesy of BIG.


Last year, Google tapped both firms to design its new Mountain View, California, headquarters.

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