The intense urban rhythms of bustling New York fit perfectly to the character of a technological giant like Google, but the interior of its headquarters is dominated by a sense of "escapism" and undisturbed by external factors, working experience. In the fourth largest building of the city, there has been significant changes in terms of energy improvement and working conditions. The building retains its architectural style, while at the same time, also includes elements of a contemporary approach. A huge volume of 270,000 m² whose external surface consists of a ceramic finish, dominates and imposes itself on 111 of 8th Avenue trying to maintain the closest connection to the city even though inside the building strategies for the future of technology are created. Advanced aluminum systems, including exterior aerodynamic blinds and high-performance internal shading curtains, ensure excellent insulation from the external environment. At the same time, operating as a high-performance protection layer, the windows of the building ensure excellent working conditions which leads to higher performance, formulating a sustainable development which looks like so "contradictory" to New York's rhythm.
Architect: HLW Architects