Just two months after Steve Jobs presented plans for a new Apple headquarters that may or may not be designed by Foster + Partners, fellow technology behemoth Google announced plans to augment its Mountain View, California campus — or “Googleplex” in Silicon Valley parlance — with a new facility designed by Ingenhoven Architects. The German firm is best known for high-performance buildings in Europe, including Luxembourg’s European Investment Bank addition, Frankfurt’s Lufthansa Aviation Center, and the RWE Tower in Essen. Google promises that its new building, set on 9.4 acres leased from the city for $30 million, will be no less ambitious when it comes to sustainability.
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Rendering of Ingenhoven Architects' Stutttgart Central Station, slated for completion in 2016