Amazon has unveiled a proposed design for the second phase of its Arlington in Virginia headquarters. Amazon begun construction of second headquarter in in January 2020 and views HQ2 as a long term investment. It remains committed to creating 25,000 jobs and investing USD 2.5 billion in Arlington over the next decade. HQ2 will have 2.8 million square feet of office space distributed across three 22-storey buildings. The buildings will have all-electric central heating and cooling, running on renewable energy. Amazon says it will achieve LEED platinum status and be surrounded by nature. HQ2 will have The Helix, complete with planted spirals paths. The Helix will be open to the public at select weekends and will house an artist-in-residence programme.
A variety of inviting open spaces totaling more than 2.5 acres will be accessible for public use. An amphitheatre facing a spacious central green will be able to accommodate outdoor concerts, farmers’ markets, and movies in the park. A forest grove will offer more shaded areas for relaxation on a hot day, a quiet place to talk with a friend, or to simply enjoy the natural setting.
Retail pavilions and restaurants will be conveniently located throughout the site. Our plans also include room for a childcare center, a dog run, and a food truck area with plentiful outdoor seating. And we will create a dedicated 20,000-square-foot community space that can support educational initiatives and be flexible enough to accommodate everything from large community meetings to small classes and individual use.