Amazon has redesigned the heart of its proposed Denny Triangle campus. At the center, instead of a low rise office building, new renderings show three orbs with exteriors made almost entirely of glass.
In a proposal to the city, the building is described as "visually reminiscent of a greenhouse or conservatory." The space will feature areas for work, dining, meeting and relaxing.
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Each sphere will have open spaces large enough to accomodate mature trees and vegetation. The document explains that design is motivated by the idea that plant-rich environments have positive qualities not found in typical office settings.
The spheres will contain five floors with an exterior primarily made of layers of glass supported by a metal framework.