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Biodomes planned for headquarters of internet giant Amazon in Seattle by NBBJ
NBBJ is establishing itself as the architect of choice for internet giants after it partnered with Amazon for a Seattle Headquarters just over a year ago and Google in March this year. The team has just released glittering revisions for the Amazon HQ where one of three ‘blocks’ has been substituted for a shimmering cluster of biodomes.
In April 2012 NBBJ released designs for a new commercial campus for internet giant Amazon in Downtown Seattle comprising three towers of 37 storeys apiece all facing one another in a cluster with a central plaza, auditorium, retail facilities and public open spaces.
Now an alternative environment has been proposed where one of these towers is replaced by three intersecting glass spheres, one large dome in the centre and two smaller spheres on either side, gradually stepping the building mass down to the site perimeter.
This new development