American studio ZGF Architects has transformed the interior of a 1940s hangar in Los Angeles into a Google office, featuring open workspaces, elevated walkways and exposed timber beams.
该办公室被命名为Google Spruce Goose，位于洛杉矶国际机场附近的普拉亚维斯塔地区。项目需要对这个大型木框架飞机库进行大规模的翻修，这个飞机库于 1943 年在休斯公司的创始人、商业大亨Howard Hughes的指导下修建而成。
The office, called Google Spruce Goose, is located in Playa Vista – a neighbourhood near LAX airport. The project entailed the overhaul of a large timber-framed hangar that was constructed in 1943 by Howard Hughes, the famed businessman, film producer and pilot.
Measuring 750 feet (229 metres) in length, the facility was built for the construction of the H-4 Hercules airplane, nicknamed the Spruce Goose due to its massive size and wooden structure.The aircraft moved out years ago and is now on view in Oregon. In the 1990s, the hangar was converted into a film production facility. Google began leasing the facility in 2016 and tapped Oregon-based ZGF to transform the interior into an office.
the historic hangar now comprises office, meeting, food service and event spaces, and employee amenity spaces. In tribute to the hangar’s storied aviation history, the phone, meeting, and conference rooms have airborne-inspired names and aesthetic themes, from Kite to Zephyr. Hospitality spaces are each designed with a contemporary twist on the iconic style of a bygone era.
项目名称：GOOGLE, SPRUCE GOOSE