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Mountain View approves plans for ultra-modern Google HQ expansion

by Josh Levenson | March 10, 2017March 10, 2017 7:00 am PST

After announcing its plans a little less than two years ago, Google has finally been granted permission for an 18.6-acre expansion of its Mountain View campus, which is set to include a 595,000-square-foot building designed by Bjarke Ingles Group and Heatherwick Studio.

As noted by the Mountain View Voice, the main structure — known as Google Charleston East — will consist of a “cluster of smaller buildings, all housed within a tent-like canopy” that will allow natural light to enter, while “also serving as possibly the largest solar array ever built.”

Here’s how Google envisions it looking:

Out of the ordinary

If you’re familiar with the current design of Google’s HQ, you’ve probably realized that a building with such a bold, unique presence is completely out of the ordinary for the firm; leading some to believe that it’s taken inspiration from the upcoming spaceship-esque Apple Park.


Josh Levenson

Josh Levenson is an avid technology enthusiast who writes news and the occasional how-to. He's also a self-proclaimed sneakerhead and has been an...

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