Ingenhoven Architects to design Google's new California HQ
Google has appointed German practice Ingenhoven Architects to design new sustainable offices next to its existing “Googleplex” in Mountain View, California.
It is the first time the web giant has commissioned a building, having previously moved into existing reconditioned offices.
Google, which has a rapidly expanding workforce, won outline planning from Mountain View City Council in March for the £18 million, 55,000sq m building.
The brief given to Dusseldorf-based Ingenhoven demands “the most green, sustainable building possible”.
Construction could start next year.