Published on October 27th, 2013 | by No Artificial
Amazon’s Five-Story Biosphere Greenhouses
Amazon has proposed a five-story office building formed by three glass-and-steel biosphere greenhouses in Seattle’s Denny Triangle.
A city design-review board have endorsed Amazon.com’s plan for spheres at its Denny Triangle campus.
According to a city officials, once the city’s planning and development department officially approves Amazon’s application, the building permit can be issued.
Due to the fact that the Design Review Board has turned down proposals numerous times before, the architectural plan of the spheres has changed slightly, according to Amazon’s architect, NBBJ.
Changes to the design include making the three domes “visually lighter, and geometrically organic and sculptural.”
The spheres would range in height from 80 feet to 95 feet and feature a mix of flex work space and a green atrium of plants and trees.
According to the Seattle Times, construction has already begun on the campus, which takes over 3 blocks downtown in the Denny Triangle area.
The Internet giant also plans a 38-story tower on that block, which is bounded by Blanchard and Lenora streets and Sixth and Seventh avenues.