Samsung American Headquarters by NBBJ

Samsung American Headquarters

Samsung American Headquarters
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NBBJ is helping Samsung — one of the world’s largest high-tech companies — design a new American headquarters in Silicon Valley. The campus will be comprised of a 10-story tower, an amenity pavilion and parking garage.

Samsung American Headquarters
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The design encourages interaction among staff, invites the community on campus and attracts employees in the highly competitive tech market, which is growing at a faster pace than overall employment. The building will be set close to the street edge at the intersection of North First and East Tasman Drive, with cafes and a Samsung expo at the corner.

Samsung American Headquarters
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The design includes a white metal, glass and terracotta exterior; a parking structure covered in a folding green-colored wall; and courtyards that include fitness facilities, artwork, and cafes — some of which will be open to the public.

Samsung American Headquarters
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The tower, with its height and unique form, will create a powerful brand image for Samsung. The tower will house 2,000 Samsung employees and will be divided into two sections: R&D and sales. A courtyard will connect the building together, creating a central gathering place.

Samsung American Headquarters
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In a rarity for high-rise workspace, each Samsung employee will be no further than one floor away from green space. Amenities such as grab-and-go dining facilities and a fitness center will also be centrally located. The headquarters will also be a highly energy-efficient building.

Samsung American Headquarters
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For example, a rooftop solar array on the parking garage will provide renewable energy; the tower’s façade is designed to reduce solar heat gain, which reduces energy costs related to cooling a building; clear glass will allow natural light deep into the floorplate; and trees and water features provide connections to the environment. Source by NBBJ.

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