Google’s new British headquarters is blowing the mind of a lot of people, and it may mark a new age for architecture. The building will be the biggest one in London; it will have 329 meters in length horizontally.
In the willy-waving world of modern architecture, bigger is often better. But the great phallic skyscrapers of the 20th century could become a thing of the past, according to one expert who believes Google’s one million square feet ‘landscraper’ HQ in London is a template for the buildings of the future. The technology giant is planning to construct an epic new £1billion building that houses 7,000 employees but stands just 11-story tall.
As it is common in all of Google’s buildings, the landscraper will have a variety of amenities you’d expect for employees. There will be cafes and meeting rooms, as well as a three-lane, 25-meter swimming pool, massage rooms, a “multi-use games area” for sports like basketball and football, and a 210-seat auditorium for product announcements and talks. The roof will be covered in a 300-meter-long garden, divided into different zones, including a “pause area” filled with wildflowers and woodland plants, a cafe, and a 200-meter “trim trail” for runners.