Yesterday, Samsung opened a brand-new 1.1 million-square-foot building in San Jose. Home to its American R&D teams, it will house 2,000 employees. Why not take a look around?
The new 10-story building was designed by architecture firm NBBJ and began construction in 2013. It will house the South Korean company’s west-coast R&D teams, and Samsung claims the space will offer them “impromptu, spur-of-the-moment interactions that are the genesis of many great ideas.” As well as design offices and lab space, the building will also contain U.S. sales and marketing staff, too.
It doesn’t seem to be quite as pretty as Apple’s forthcoming flying saucer is expected to be. But then, it only cost $300 million; Apple’s is set to cost at least $5 billion.