The Amazon Spheres, three geodesic domes incorporating botanic gardens at the company’s new headquarters in Seattle’s Denny Regrade neighbourhood, bring nature into a work and meeting space for Amazon employees.
WSP provided Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing engineering, as well as lighting design and built ecology services, for Amazon’s new campus, including the Spheres. An innovative district energy system designed by WSP uses waste heat from a nearby data centre to provide heating for the campus. A custom lighting system combines LED sources and daylight sensors to provide enough light for plants inside the Spheres to thrive.
“This unusual project required significant innovation and creativity from our team. I’m immensely proud of what we achieved in service of Amazon and the architect, NBBJ,” says Tom Marseille, Senior Vice President Principal-in-Charge.
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