Towering Helix Marks the Spot for Amazon’s Proposed Corporate Headquarters in Virginia
By Matt Sonnhalter, Vision Architect, Sonnhalter
Have you seen the renderings for Amazon’s headquarters in Virginia?
I recently ran across an article on Building Design & Construction Magazine’s website from John Caulfield which outlined some of the key features of this new campus. Amazon’s proposed design for the second phase of its corporate headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, includes a $2.5 billion investment that will encompass five office buildings for 25,000 employees.
Here are some of the key highlights:
- The Phase 2 site, called PenPlace, will be anchored by The Helix, a 370,000-square-foot, spiral-shaped building
- 2.8-million-square-foot campus with three, 22-story buildings that target LEED Platinum certification
- PenPlace’s sustainable features include an onsite water reclamation system for reducing cooling, irrigation, and flushing demand by 50%
- 2.5-plus acres of public open space and connected walkways, a dog run, a 250-seat amphitheater, woodlands, and art installations
- Over 950 onsite bike spaces, including 180 for visitors; there will be one-quarter mile of new protected bike lanes
- All-electric central heating and cooling system that runs on 100% renewable energy from a solar farm in southern Virginia
What other cool building renderings have you seen recently?