amazon has unveiled proposed development plans for the second phase of its arlington, virginia headquarters. designed by NBBJ — the architecture firm behind amazon’s seattle spheres — the project’s centerpiece is ‘the helix’, a tower filled with a variety of work environments for amazon employees. as with ‘the spheres’, the building allows staff to be immersed in nature with lush gardens and native trees populating the entirety of the spiraling structure.

亚马逊已经公布了弗吉尼亚州阿灵顿总部第二阶段的拟议开发计划。 该项目是由NBBJ(亚马逊西雅图球行建筑的设计公司)设计的“螺旋线”,这是一座为亚马逊员工提供各种工作环境的塔。 与“球”形建筑一样,该建筑物使员工可以沉浸在郁郁葱葱的花园和原生树木的大自然中,这些树木遍布整个螺旋结构。
‘a true double helix in shape and structure, this unique building will feature two walkable paths of landscaped terrain that will spiral up the outside of the building, featuring plantings you may find on a hike in the blue ridge mountains of virginia,’ says amazon. the company says that ‘the helix’ will also host an artist-in-residence program for local creative talents. meanwhile, tours of the structure several weekends a month will allow the public to experience the building in person.

亚马逊说:“这是一座真正的形状和结构上双重的螺旋形建筑,将有两条可步行的景观形态路径,将沿建筑外部盘旋上升,其中沿途路径上的植物可能是在弗吉尼亚州蓝岭山脉徒步旅行时可发现的植物” 。该公司表示,“ 螺旋塔”还将为本地创意人才举办艺术家驻场计划。同时,组织每个月的几个周末参观该建筑,将使公众亲身体验这座建筑。
a variety of open spaces totaling more than 2.5 acres will be accessible for public use. an amphitheater facing a central green can host outdoor concerts, farmers’ markets, and movies in the park, while a forest grove offers shaded areas for relaxation on a hot day. elsewhere, retail pavilions and restaurants will be conveniently located throughout the site. the plans also include room for a childcare center, a dog run, and a food truck area with outdoor seating. meanwhile, a 20,000-square-foot space can support educational initiatives of different sizes as well as community meetings.

from an environmental standpoint, the project includes an all-electric central heating and cooling system that will run on 100% renewable energy from a solar farm. this aligns with amazon’s climate pledge to be net-zero carbon by 2040.

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