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Google To Build New 'Green' Office Designed By Ingenhoven Architects

05/09/2011 11:59 am ET | Updated Jul 09, 2011

Google may soon outgrow its own massive Googleplex headquarters, located in Mountain View, California.

The company plans to hire 6,200 more workers in 2011, and rumor has it that new Googlers will commute to a custom-made "green" office, built just for Google.

According to the Mercury News, the company has leased an additional 9.4 acres from Mountain View at a price of $30 million and is planning to build new office space.

The new location is said to be along Shoreline Boulevard, bordering the existing Googleplex. This new addition would increase the size of the Mountain View complex to 600,000 square feet.

German firm Ingenhoven Architects, renowned for their large-scale environmentally-friendly projects and unique aesthetics, will reportedly design Google's new structure.

"We've asked them to build the most green, sustainable building possible," a spokesman for Google told Mercury News.

Google has previously occupied existing office spaces but has never contracted a space of its very own.

You can read more about the project at the Mercury News.

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