NBBJ’s Biodomes have recently been okayed as a revised addition to Amazon’s Headquarters proposal in Seattle.

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The proposed landscaping and plantings in ‘Block 19’ bring an organic and social component into the office space. Contextually, it provides an organic green space in the city.

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The Biodomes are meant to house different functions, but mainly, they provide outdoor space in the urban environment. The plantings they house speaks to the design formally: producing an organic set of forms. The spherical shapes are meant to induce creativity and collaboration, while connecting the occupants to the landscape that it is nested in.

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The program incorporates office space as well as retail and more social and public spaces. The park area provides a minimally sheltered pedestrian experience along Lenora Street, a dog park, and a playing field, enhancing the pedestrian experience in the city as well as the office experience within the Biodomes.

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The Biodomes would offer a rich and refreshing interactive space in the Seattle Headquarters.

By Aiysha Alsane

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