At the end of January 2018, the mega monster of Internet commerce, Amazon, opened a new office in Seattle, if, of course, you can call it that. The building is a giant glass sphere, similar to soap bubbles or ice cream balls.
The diameter of the largest sphere is 39 meters, and the height is 27 meters.
Inside the building you can feel the changes in the weather: here the air is humid and warm, and in other areas the temperature conditions also change, so that everyone can find a comfortable place for themselves. What kind of miracle is this: a new Amazon office, exactly where it is located in Seattle, and how it looks inside and out, let’s see at least in the photo.
Amazon headquarters outside
The completely futuristic design of the office of Internet giant Amazon is called The Sphares (Spheres) and is located in the state of Washington (USA), in the city of Seattle, along Lenore Street, between Avenidas 6 and 7. The spheres are huge and take almost half a block.
The shape of the building has a geometric name – hexekontahedron. The construction involved three areas of different sizes.
Within the spheres plants from all over the world are placed in the amount of 40 thousand species.
The construction of an unprecedented ultra high technology structure cost the company $ 4 billion.
From the Spheres you can admire the view of the Space Needle.
What’s inside the office of The Spheres
It is known that this office was created for the comfortable rest of the employees of the company. Therefore, the administration of the largest online trading company in the world believes that this place is a type of oasis for an office worker who works hard.
The building cultivates many plants.
According to Amazon Schottler, vice president of real estate at Amazon, the purpose of building The Spheres was to organize a unique space to gather employees and create conditions to discuss innovations, and the company saw such meetings in the city center amid the diversity of the bioflora of the planet.
The predominant area within the building houses the offices of Amazon.
The architects set out to give Amazon employees the opportunity to rest from the forms of the square offices and relax in a pleasant and unusual place.
Thermal energy enters the Spheres from a nearby data center, and heating pipe engineering networks are hidden in concrete floors and guardrails on the upper floors. The hot air is supplied to the green spaces from trunks and specially equipped artificial trunks.
Thanks to the special coating, the glass panels with which the so-called “walls” of the building are equipped do not interfere with the photosynthesis of the plants, while the excess heat is reflected back into the atmosphere.
The floors are illuminated with an additionally equipped lighting system consisting of dozens of powerful spotlights. The light level is adjustable depending on the time of day.
Daylight here is simulated for 12 hours.
Anyone can take a tour of the Amazon headquarters, as well as see the exhibition, located on the first floor. The building has already gained popularity and has become one of Seattle’s tourist attractions.