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Take a Peek Inside Google's New Planned Campus

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Google has been planning to build a new set of offices, just down the road from its existing HQ in Mountain View, for a while. Now, a new series of renders show what it might look like to spend time in.

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We already knew that the new Campus, which will be situated in Charleston East, would be made up of a series of canopies. But as part of its planning submission, Google has now released these renders which show a subtly updated set of buildings.

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What’s notable is that the big glass domes of the first proposal are actually toned down a little. Instead of huge, transparent glass structures that descend to the floor, the new design features tent-like poles holding up an opaque skin, with more conventional glass walls at the edges.

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Elsewhere, the campus looks lush and green, providing a real sense of the great outdoors. And, obviously, some slick spaces too: Restaurants, sports facilities and places for meeting people all feature heavily in the plans. You can see the full proposal as a PDF here.

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When complete, the new campus would cover 600,000 square feet of space. That would includes 45,000 square feet of interior landscaping and even an 18,500-square-foot series of public paths that will actually meander through the buildings themselves.

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But these plans are still just proposals—which means they could yet change again. Still, it looks pretty nice from here.

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[City of Mountain View via BizJournals via Engadget]

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bunkythemelon
BunkyTheMelon

It seems to show folks doing anything and everything....except working.