On November 4, Beijing time, some media reported that Google will shift the benefits of the office from the convenience of employees’ naps to birds, bees, caterpillars, and praying mantises. Google believes that a new generation of employees will be happy to work in the St. John’s Terminal office park, which was purchased for $2.1 billion.
Google’s St. John’s Terminal office park adopts “close to biology” design
Designer Rick Cook
Cook) took the natural environment into consideration when designing this office area. He called it “close creatures”. This concept outlines the tendency of humans to interact with nature. Cook’s design breaks through millennials’ obsession with indoor plants. He said, “Don’t get me wrong, the purpose of all this is to recruit and retain talent. People will consider: I am happy to be in a glass-steel building, or am I happy to be in a glass-steel building. What a cool Google office campus work?”
Google has always been a supporter of office welfare and innovative office parks. It has transformed many “unusual” buildings into offices, including airplane hangars and vodka wineries.
A Google spokesperson said in a statement, “St. John’s Terminal was previously a freight facility. Its’close creature’ design links people and nature more closely, adding a large amount of outdoor open space, and connecting Hudson Square. Connected to the waterfront. The entire building will compensate 100% of its carbon emissions and support Google’s ambitious carbon emissions targets.”