Search engine giant Google Inc on Friday submitted plans for a major expansion of its main headquarters at the Silicon Valley city.
The Silicon Valley-based company presented a bucolic vision of its movable structures that would be developed under curving and translucent canopies.
The company has submitted the plan to the City Council in Mountain View at California, which it has chosen for its headquarters 15 years ago.
David Radcliffe, Google’s vice president of real estate, in a company blog post said, “Today we’re submitting a plan to redevelop four sites – places where we already have offices but hope to significantly increase our square footage – to the Mountain View City Council.”
The submission of the plan marks the first step towards a ‘long review process’, as described by the city officials.
The new headquarters would offer the Internet-based company an ample room for 10,000 additional employees as compared to the 20,000 staffers of Google based in the city, according to a Google spokeswoman.
The blueprint for Google’s new headquarters in North Bayshore district of Silicon Valley has earned widespread attention, thanks to its ‘architecturally innovative’ design.
The design of headquarters is created by Thomas Heatherwick of architecture and design firm’s Heatherwick Studio and architect Bjarke Ingels of the company Bjarke Ingels Group.