Amazon has recently unveiled a design for the next part of its new headquarters in Arlington, and we have to admit it looks amazing…
Designed as a winding tree-covered glass tower that rises above the panorama of the rest of the city, this skyscraper stands out for obvious reasons. The building was named Helix because of its interesting shape, which is inspired by the natural beauty of the double spiral. It was created as a design by the NBBJ company, which otherwise stands behind the Amazon premises in Seattle in the form of spheres.
According to the company, the unique building will have two hiking trails through its landscaped terrain that will wrap around the outside, containing plants that you can see in the mountains of the state of Virginia. It will also include residency programs for local artists and tours that will be open to the public.
In addition, this headquarters will offer 280,000 m2 of new office space, spread over its 22 floors. It will have a positively decorated interior, plenty of natural light and a sense of connection with the outside world.
Part of the building will also be 2.5 hectares of land for public use, which will be open to pedestrians, cyclists and public events. The project also includes electric central heating and cooling, which will work thanks to one hundred percent renewable energy coming from a solar farm.