Orb-shaped greenhouses approved for Amazon Seattle HQ

greenhouses for Amazon HQ

Planning permission has been granted to online retailer giant, Amazon for its new Seattle headquarters that will feature three glass orbs hold a forest of trees and tropical plants.

American architecture firm NBBJ designed the proposal featuring the 30-metre-high transparent globes that is set to accommodate 1800 employees.

“The generative idea is that a plant-rich environment has many positive qualities that are not often found in a typical office setting,” reads the proposal document.


“While the form of the building will be visually reminiscent of a greenhouse or conservatory, plant material will be selected for its ability to co-exist in a microclimate that also suits people.”

With shops located around the edges of the ground floor, office spaces will be divided across the four storeys of the greenhouses.

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