能量中心

NBBJ正在和亞馬遜公司,世界上最大的線上零售商合作,打造新企業辦公空間、首層的商業和公共設施,以使西雅圖的丹尼三角地區恢復生氣。

項目包括三個街區大約330萬平方英尺的區域,包括3棟38層的高層辦公塔樓,2棟中高層辦公塔樓和1,800個席位的多功能會議中心。為了體現亞馬遜關注社區的文化,設計力求建造一個社區而不是一個園區。因此,城市設計原則在項目中扮演突出的角色,強調首層的活動以及建筑特色的多元化。

例如,設計包括一個公共的寵物公園、在第七大道上的帶有自行車騎乘者的單獨入口的雙循環車道,遠離垃圾桶和裝貨平臺、以及向上延伸遮蔽屋面機械設備的塔樓幕墻系統。另外,每條街道店面的首層商業將在遍布地面車位的城市區域中構建一個充滿活力的綜合用途社區。作為給員工帶來的額外福利,項目也包括為中高層和高層辦公大樓而設定的間隔有規律的可開啟落地窗。

項目地塊的街道建設正在進行中并且項目首個街區的施工文件流程正在推進。NBBJ將繼續與亞馬遜公司和西雅圖城緊密合作來打造一個由建筑和公共空間構成的社區,相應提升亞馬遜員工、他們的鄰居和西雅圖市民的城市環境。

The Spheres

The centerpiece of the new Amazon headquarters is The Spheres: a multi-story, glass-enclosed workplace containing tens of thousands of plants and trees from around the world. As exposure to nature is proven to put people at ease and help them think more creatively, The Spheres are designed to help Amazon employees feel and work their best, and are open to the public on weekends.

The Spheres
The Spheres
The Spheres
The Spheres
The Spheres
The Spheres
The Spheres
The Spheres

Center of Energy

On the lower floors of the high-rise buildings, NBBJ also designed the Centers of Energy: social hubs filled with employee amenities that bring an urban vitality into the workplace, encouraging employees to connect and collaborate outside of the traditional office environment.

The Center of Energy contains a range of employee amenities, including a marketplace, food venues, labs, tech support, meeting areas, an outdoor terrace and other alternative workspaces.

Amenities

Because choice is increasingly important in the workplace, spaces throughout the Center of Energy are designed to accommodate multiple functions, from dining to team meetings to heads-down work.

Choice

Research has shown that, when stairs are visible and well-designed, as in the Center of Energy, employees are more likely to make the healthy choice of walking instead of taking the elevator.

Health

Design features throughout the Center of Energy connect employees to the company’s mission, as in the conveyor rollers — like those used in Amazon distribution centers — employed as room dividers.

Culture

Awards and Publications

Awards

USGlass Magazine Design Award
CREDAWARD, Silver Award
AIA Seattle, Honorable Mention
The Architect’s Newspaper, Best of Design Awards, Facades
CoreNet Global Washington State Chapter Awards, Innovative Workplace of the Year (over 20,000 SF)
Dezeen Award, Business Building (shortlist)
Interior Design Best of Year Awards, Green Category, finalist
Seattle Design Review Program, People’s Choice Awards, 2nd Place, Highrise Category

Publications

ArchRecord, “Amazon Headquarters by NBBJ,” September 8, 2020
The Wall Street Journal, “Inside Amazon's Spheres, the Biodome Office in Seattle,” April 25, 2019
Interior Design, “NBBJ Puts Nature Into the Workplace for the Amazon Spheres in Seattle,” April 8, 2019
Architectural Record, “Amazon Spheres by NBBJ Open in Seattle,” January 31, 2018
CNN, “Amazon's new workplace perk, the Spheres, to open Monday,” January 26, 2018
Fast Company, “A First Look At The Spheres, Amazon’s Wild New Corporate Biodome,” January 26, 2018
Bloomberg, “Inside Amazon’s Giant Spheres, Where Workers Chill in a Mini Rainforest,” January 26, 2018
The Seattle Times, “Take a look inside Amazon’s Spheres as they get set to open,” January 26, 2018
Wired, “Amazon’s Expansive Biodomes Get Their First of 40,000 Plants,” May 6, 2017
The Seattle Times, “Amazon’s Spheres: Lush nature paradise to adorn $4 billion urban campus,” January 3, 2017
The New York Times, “Forget Beanbag Chairs. Amazon Is Giving Its Workers Treehouses,” July 10, 2016
The Seattle Times, “Amazon’s artsy, amenity-packed tower marks a reshaped neighborhood,” May 7, 2016
Popular Science, “Is Amazon’s Dome Headquarters the Workspace of the Future?” April 25, 2016
BBC, “How the tech industry is redesigning the future workplace,” May 1, 2015
The New Yorker, “High-Tech Companies, Low-Tech Offices,” April 25, 2014
Wired, “Architects Invent the Future of Work,” January 17, 2014
NPR, “Check Out These Futuristic Tech Company Headquarters,” December 24, 2013
All Things D, “Amazon Builds the Spheres, While Google Opts for the Hulk,” October 26, 2013
Fast Company, “Amazon Is Building A Biosphere For Its Employees,” May 23, 2013
Wired, “Amazon’s Urban Biospheres,” May 23, 2013
The Wall Street Journal, “Amazon Acquires Blocks in Seattle,” February 18, 2012