seattle approves amazon’s biodome headquarters by NBBJ
image © NBBJ / studio 216
all images courtesy of the seattle city council


 

 

the design panel at the city of seattle has given the revised proposal of the ‘amazon headquarters’ by international firm NBBJ the greenlight earlier this week. developed as an extension of the company’s new downtown campus, the project will feature biospheres–made from a steel framework with mullion and glazing overlays– that will be incorporated at the center of the complex, each offering five floors of flexible work spaces housed within the 25-35 meter high domed structures.

 

 

seattle approves amazon's biosphere headquarters by NBBJ
aerial view of the site
image © NBBJ / studio 216

 

 

 

expected to be completed by 2016, the addition will provide approximately 65,000 square feet of open green space and will accommodate the possibility for growth of new and mature trees. the biosphere offices are meant to mimic the context of a park scenario, encouraging collaboration and participation among colleagues and will be part of a green space known as ‘block 19’ that will be accompanied a recreational playing field, dog park and ample landscaping.

 

see designboom’s previous coverage of NBBJ’s ‘amazon headquarters’ proposal here.

 

 

seattle approves amazon's biosphere headquarters by NBBJ
ground level open space canopy design
image © NBBJ / studio 216

 

 

seattle approves amazon's biosphere headquarters by NBBJ
the updated scheme focuses on enhancing the pedestrian experience along lenora street with minimal overhead protection, with an emphasis on green space and social interaction
image © NBBJ / studio 216

 

 

seattle approves amazon's biosphere headquarters by NBBJ