Google KX HQ plans revealed

Google HQArchitects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) have submitted plans for the new Google HQ at King’s Cross to be sited immediately behind King’s Cross station between York Way, King’s Boulevard and Goodsway. Piling works have been taking place recently.

More here, including pictures, from The Londonist,  here from Estates Gazette (including interesting film piece), and here the Architects Journal.

Have a look at the pictures then click to ‘comment’ below this article and we’ll publish everything you send in (as long as it’s not flaming or otherwise inappropriate for this site).

In so far:

strawbrick says:
June 28, 2013 at 9:27 am
How bland is it possible to be? (And I do not mean the existing brick wall!)

Lynne says:
June 28, 2013 at 9:33 am
Well, my first thought was ‘how boring’! But I’ve changed my mind. It’s understated rather than boring, and looks like it will suit the area. I will always miss the sunsets that used to provide such a spectacular backdrop to the much-loved gasometers, but have to accept that we’ve lost that for ever!

Mr Simon says:
June 28, 2013 at 11:36 am
The brick wall looks a lot more interesting.

Ian says:
June 30, 2013 at 5:21 pm
For pity’s sake. One of the wealthiest companies on the planet. A chance to make a statement about their goals, and to grant a legacy to the area which will live on for a long time. Something imaginative and inspiring, a creative vision for the future. And what do we get? An identikit flatpack building with all the character of an industrial estate. How depressing.

About Sophie Talbot

Sophie runs a small business designing websites for small businesses and community groups. http://www.cookiewp.com She also manages King's Cross Community Projects http://www.kccp.org.uk
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5 Responses to Google KX HQ plans revealed

  1. strawbrick says:

    How bland is it possible to be? (And I do not mean the existing brick wall!)

  2. Lynne says:

    Well, my first thought was ‘how boring’! But I’ve changed my mind. It’s understated rather than boring, and looks like it will suit the area. I will always miss the sunsets that used to provide such a spectacular backdrop to the much-loved gasometers, but have to accept that we’ve lost that for ever!

  3. Mr Simon says:

    The brick wall looks a lot more interesting.

  4. Ian says:

    For pity’s sake. One of the wealthiest companies on the planet. A chance to make a statement about their goals, and to grant a legacy to the area which will live on for a long time. Something imaginative and inspiring, a creative vision for the future. And what do we get? An identikit flatpack building with all the character of an industrial estate. How depressing.

  5. guy eames says:

    Does anyone know how “Green” it will be? BREEAM Outstanding maybe? On the video this wasn’t clear at all – symbolic green roof spotted (could easily disappear before built). Roof space could certainly be used with those fantastic views & growing trend for inside / out living / working. I’d like to see google commit to a green design – going beyond BREEAM, maybe Living Building Challenge. Then we’d all have something to be proud of. Present design – uninspiring lego kit!

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