Like most real estate gurus say, to know what’s the next big thing, you need to follow the trendsetters. What better trend setter than IT giant, Google! Google just relocated to Porta Nuova, an upcoming vital hub for international office, residential, retail and cultural venues. Google is taking more than 50,000 square feet at the Porta Nuova, mixed-use development managed by Hines Italia SGR.
Whoever has seen The Internship or knows even a little about the company which has been voted the best place to work knows that Google has very specific (and fun!) ideas when it comes to the design of the work place.
Designed by William McDonough + Partners, the office building optimizes the workplace environment with natural ventilation, access to the outdoors through a series of exterior terraces, and a special window glazing system that maximizes view while minimizing heat gain.
Google’s corporate culture of environmental sensitivity and social responsibility fits perfectly with the philosophy of the project and the history of the surrounding neighborhoods, the developers said in a release announcing the deal.
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