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Google: US barges could be interactive learning spaces and AHMM to redesign London HQ

Several weeks ago two floating structures owned by Google appeared in the United States, one in San Francisco Bay and the other off the coast of Portland, Maine. The international press has been venturing guesses as to what ‘gubbins’ lies within and Google has now given a rather vague response.

The search engine released a statement reading: “Google Barge…A floating data centre? A wild party boat? A barge housing the last remaining dinosaur? Sadly, none of the above.” It went on to state the while ‘it’s early days and things may change’, it is possible that the floating structures may be used as interactive education centres for people to learn about technology.

In other news from Google, the company has requested that Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) return to the drawing board for its London headquarters at King’s Cross. AHMM had been designing a highly transparent structure with a focus on cycling and green living, however they have been asked for ‘more ambitious’ plans by Google.

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