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Google on Friday submitted a proposal for a new campus to Mountain View’s outgoing City Council and boy does the new building look spectacular. Renderings of the project, shared with the public, reveal the scope of Google’s ambitiously conceived new project.

Seeking to redevelop part of its existing campus in North Bayshore, the new all-glass building could be more adaptable to a changing company, bring new life to the environment, save energy and create a sense of community with bike paths and space for local businesses.

“Ultimately, we hope to create a space for people, nature and ideas to thrive,” said the firm.

To make this project a reality, Google partnered with Danish architect Bjarke Ingels from the Bjarke Ingels Group and Thomas Heatherwick of Heatherwick Studio, a London design firm known for works like the fiery caldron at the 2012 Olympics.

The new Googleplex entails a jaw-dropping glass greenhouse-style buildings that Heatherwick likened to “a piece of glass fabric, and draping it across some tent poles.”

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“We envision there will be some more permanent structures like stairwells and restroom cores and things like that,” David Radcliffe, Google’s vice president of real estate, told the Silicon Valley Business Journal. “Then we think there will be other components you can actually take out and put in.”

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“Instead of constructing immoveable concrete buildings, we’ll create lightweight block-like structures which can be moved around easily as we invest in new product areas,” Google said.

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Large translucent canopies don’t just look stunning, but will also cover each site, controlling the climate inside yet letting in light and air.

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More renderings follow.

These images have been modeled and rendered by dbox, a branding and creative agency with studios in Miami, London, New York and Taiwan which specializes in 3D renderings, graphic design, branding and visual communications.

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“We chose Mountain View for our headquarters 15 years ago because we love the beauty of the bay, the close proximity to great universities, the family-friendly environment and the chance to work in a city at the heart of Silicon Valley,” Google said.

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Trees, landscaping, cafes and bike paths will be weaving through these structures, helping blur the distinction between the buildings and nature, similar to Apple’s iSpaceship building.

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The search company promises enhancing burrowing owl habitats, widening creek beds and adding lots of bike paths and retail opportunities, like restaurants, for local businesses.

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Google’s plan to propose a new office building was first mentioned in a New York Times article two days ago.

Google moved to Mountain View in 1999 and it now employs 20,000 local employees at its 7.3 million square feet office space. The site is the size of three Empire State Buildings and now Google has reportedly told the City Council that it wants housing, ”and lots of it.”

In addition to Mountain View, Google also operates a garage in Menlo Park, a farmhouse in Denmark and has leased an entire New York city block.

“Today, we want to create office spaces that don’t just provide a great home for Google, but which also work for the city that has given us so much,” the company said.

Source: Google

  • Dan

    Wow certainly looks impressive. If anyone can pull it off, it’s Google.

    • Exactly what I was going to say. Google definitely has the resources to one up Apple.

      • Dan

        even funnier to me, when I first heard of Google (I was 15 or so), I thought the name was ridiculous and it would never ammount to anything

    • Maxim∑

      one thing to make a concept, another thing to follow through with it

      • Dan

        True, but Google is rich enough to buy their own country, so if they want to do it, they probably will. Looks amazing imo.

      • Thomas Steeeres

        Sup nigga.. you think you’re hot shit, eh. Well screw you too then.

      • Maxim∑

        Google says a lot and doesn’t follow through, doubt it will look like this. We will see in a couple years when its approved.

        All I know right now is Apple’s new campus is no longer a concept.

  • Snailpo

    Is this what the apple sapphire glass plant is actually for!?

  • El Matador

    Design. Design. Design. Even Jony would approve?

  • Bam Bam

    Love the all-glass look but I’m not a fan of the shape. From above they just remind me of contact lens cases.

    • T_Will

      I was thinking giant circus tents. 😀

  • Jeffrey

    God f*cking damnit Google… Nice though…

  • john myth

    watching that smooth, harpy video you almost end up thinking Google is a non-profit NGO with humanitarian causes while in reality they do all that for one thing: MONEY

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  • Andy

    The main part looks more like a shopping mall than a campus.

  • R4

    Looks great but this type of structures already exist, not very original.

    Reminds me of the Yas Marina circuit.

  • Ian Leon

    monkey see monkey do