RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT COMPLEX
Googleplex 2.0 is a city and research center that utilizes the isolation of Kaskaskia Island along the Mississippi River to allow Google to develop and test future technologies. Comparable to the internet, Google has no absolute center. This notion instigates a formal strategy dealing with a multiplicity of centers, both solid and void, manifested at a variety of scales. Seventeen nodes of activity located within a protective perimeter focus on the multifaceted interests of Google. The perimeter is breached by an exposition & performance space acting as a bridge between the scientific interior and the externally located religious temple. This addresses the common adjacencies of theater and religion as well as investigating spatial implications of a displaced center within what is normally a centrally focused volume.
Status: School Project
Location: Kaskaskia, IL, US
My Role: Co-Designer
Additional Credits: Richard Martz