能量中心

NBBJ正在和亚马逊公司,世界上最大的线上零售商合作,打造新企业办公空间、首层的商业和公共设施,以使西雅图的丹尼三角地区恢复生气。

项目包括三个街区大约330万平方英尺的区域,包括3栋38层的高层办公塔楼,2栋中高层办公塔楼和1,800个席位的多功能会议中心。为了体现亚马逊关注社区的文化,设计力求建造一个社区而不是一个园区。因此,城市设计原则在项目中扮演突出的角色,强调首层的活动以及建筑特色的多元化。

例如,设计包括一个公共的宠物公园、在第七大道上的带有自行车骑乘者的单独入口的双循环车道,远离垃圾桶和装货平台、以及向上延伸遮蔽屋面机械设备的塔楼幕墙系统。另外,每条街道店面的首层商业将在遍布地面车位的城市区域中构建一个充满活力的综合用途社区。作为给员工带来的额外福利,项目也包括为中高层和高层办公大楼而设定的间隔有规律的可开启落地窗。

项目地块的街道建设正在进行中并且项目首个街区的施工文件流程正在推进。NBBJ将继续与亚马逊公司和西雅图城紧密合作来打造一个由建筑和公共空间构成的社区,相应提升亚马逊员工、他们的邻居和西雅图市民的城市环境。

The Spheres

The centerpiece of the new Amazon headquarters is The Spheres: a multi-story, glass-enclosed workplace containing tens of thousands of plants and trees from around the world. As exposure to nature is proven to put people at ease and help them think more creatively, The Spheres are designed to help Amazon employees feel and work their best, and are open to the public on weekends.

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Center of Energy

On the lower floors of the high-rise buildings, NBBJ also designed the Centers of Energy: social hubs filled with employee amenities that bring an urban vitality into the workplace, encouraging employees to connect and collaborate outside of the traditional office environment.

The Center of Energy contains a range of employee amenities, including a marketplace, food venues, labs, tech support, meeting areas, an outdoor terrace and other alternative workspaces.

Amenities

Because choice is increasingly important in the workplace, spaces throughout the Center of Energy are designed to acwww.taobao0379.commodate multiple functions, from dining to team meetings to heads-down work.

Choice

Research has shown that, when stairs are visible and well-designed, as in the Center of Energy, employees are more likely to make the healthy choice of walking instead of taking the elevator.

Health

Design features throughout the Center of Energy connect employees to the www.taobao0379.company’s mission, as in the conveyor rollers — like those used in Amazon distribution centers — employed as room dividers.

Culture

Awards and Publications

Awards

AIA Seattle, Honorable Mention
The Architect’s Newspaper, Best of Design Awards, Facades
CoreNet Global Washington State Chapter Awards, Innovative Workplace of the Year (over 20,000 SF)
Dezeen Award, Business Building (shortlist)
Interior Design Best of Year Awards, Green Category, finalist
Seattle Design Review Program, People’s Choice Awards, 2nd Place, Highrise Category

Publications

Architectural Record, “Amazon Spheres by NBBJ Open in Seattle” January 31, 2018
CNN, “Amazon's new workplace perk, the Spheres, to open Monday” January 26, 2018
Fast www.taobao0379.company, “A First Look At The Spheres, Amazon’s Wild New Corporate Biodome” January 26, 2018
Bloomberg, “Inside Amazon’s Giant Spheres, Where Workers Chill in a Mini Rainforest” January 26, 2018
The Seattle Times, “Take a look inside Amazon’s Spheres as they get set to open” January 26, 2018
Wired, “Amazon’s Expansive Biodomes Get Their First of 40,000 Plants,” May 6, 2017
The Seattle Times, “Amazon’s Spheres: Lush nature paradise to adorn $4 billion urban campus,” January 3, 2017
The New York Times, “Forget Beanbag Chairs. Amazon Is Giving Its Workers Treehouses,” July 10, 2016
The Seattle Times, “Amazon’s artsy, amenity-packed tower marks a reshaped neighborhood,” May 7, 2016
Popular Science, “Is Amazon’s Dome Headquarters the Workspace of the Future?” April 25, 2016
BBC, “How the tech industry is redesigning the future workplace,” May 1, 2015
The New Yorker, “High-Tech www.taobao0379.companies, Low-Tech Offices,” April 25, 2014
Wired, “Architects Invent the Future of Work,” January 17, 2014
NPR, “Check Out These Futuristic Tech www.taobao0379.company Headquarters,” December 24, 2013
All Things D, “Amazon Builds the Spheres, While Google Opts for the Hulk,” October 26, 2013
Fast www.taobao0379.company, “Amazon Is Building A Biosphere For Its Employees,” May 23, 2013
Wired, “Amazon’s Urban Biospheres,” May 23, 2013
The Wall Street Journal, “Amazon Acquires Blocks in Seattle,” February 18, 2012