News: Huge and Heatherwick Studio are collaborating on a new headquarters building for Google in Mountain See, California.
In accordance to the New York Instances, the pair are working on “a series of canopy-like buildings” for the internet giant, which have not been produced public but have been talked about with members of Mountain See City Council.
Representatives from both Heatherwick Studio in London and BIG’s workplace in Copenhagen have confirmed their involvement in the venture.
“I can confirm Heatherwick Studio and Huge are doing work on a joint layout task for Google in Mountain See, California. We can’t give any even more comment at this level,” Heatherwick Studio’s Tom Coupe told Dezeen.
Both studios are properly-recognized for their innovative approach to architecture and style. Heatherwick’s projects consist of the proposed Backyard Bridge for London and the cauldron for the 2012 Olympic Games, even though BIG’s portfolio features a mixed power plant and ski slope, and the underground Danish Maritime Museum.
The move follows in the footsteps of fellow Silicon Valley businesses Apple and Facebook – both of which are working with higher-profile architects on their new workplace complexes. Foster + Partners is behind Apple’s massive ring-shaped headquarters underway in Cupertino, although Facebook enlisted Frank Gehry for its new campus on the edge of San Francisco Bay.
Google is also doing work with Uk company Allford Hall Monaghan Morris on its new London campus in King’s Cross – but was controversially asked by Google to start again and create a “a lot more ambitious” proposal in November 2013, despite winning preparing approval with its unique layout.