Google Plans to Out Sci-Fi Apple With New Headquarters
Site Pro News, March 2, 2015
Google has unveiled its plans for a futuristic new headquarters in Mountain View, California — and the plans give Apple’s new campus, which is currently under construction, a run for its money.
Google on Friday submitted a plan to redevelop four sites to the Mountain View City Council. The four locations already have offices, but Google wants to significantly increase its square footage at each site.
“It’s the first time we’ll design and build offices from scratch,” said Google real estate vice-president David Radcliffe.
“The idea is simple. 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. (Our self-driving car team, for example, has very different needs when it comes to office space from our Search engineers.)”