Biodomes. The photos really say it all, but, just to be safe, I’ll let you know that Amazon—along with its three skyscrapers already planned for downtown Seattle—also hopes to build three conjoined biodomes.
The greenhouse-reminiscent domes will house 65,000 square feet of office and retail space, clad in special glass. Lead architect NBBJ first released plans in May, but recently updated the drawings and sizes, which shows us they have now decided to go with a five-sided Catalan-styled sphere, giving the Amazon proposal a look more unique than what we’ve seen elsewhere in the world.
But really, I know, you just want me to get to the visuals. If you want more of the materials and even some drawings, check out the full plan presented to the Seattle Department of Planning and Development here. Otherwise, here’s your images:
Tim Newcomb is Engineering News-Record’s Pacific Northwest contributor. He also writes for TIME, Popular Mechanics, Sports Illustrated and more. You can follow him on Twitter at @tdnewcomb or visit his website here.