Google King’s Cross was awarded a London Design Award in a ceremony in King’s Cross last night.
Project Leader, May Tang and Technical Design Lead, Jose Cadilhe attended the ceremony along with counterparts from our partners BIG.
The project was awarded in the ‘Proposed’ category for the following aspects:
Project Innovation / Need
The project boasts exceptional design and innovative engineering that have created a fitting home for the Google’s London staff, who will enjoy the culture, leisure and public spaces that King’s Cross offers.
Influenced by its surroundings, the design has been considered as a piece of infrastructure too, made from a family of interchangeable elements which ensure that the building and its workspace will stay flexible for years to come.
Offices and facilities play a key part in shaping the Google culture, which is one of the reasons the company are known for being among the best places to work in the industry.
The approved design is awash with sustainability features. The building’s plans show space for 686 bikes, with just four car parking spaces, while solar panels on the roof have a combined annual output of almost 20MWh. Motorised timber blinds on the outside of the building serve to keep direct sunlight out.
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