Contract magazine has announced its 40th Annual Interiors Awards winners, including the Amazon Spheres by NBBJ in the large office category. Since completion in 2018, the three connected geodesic-shaped domes have become Seattle’s main attraction. The Spheres were designed as an alternate working space that would mimic a rainforest and promote collaboration, productivity, and creativity for employees. It includes unique features like The Birdcage which resembles a bird’s nest that can accommodate 3 to 4 employees for meetings. The “treehouse-like” meeting space is home to about than 40,000 plants and 400 different species from around the world.
Enclos provided design-assist and construction services for the facade, culminating in the installation of 2,643 glass units on the 105 large pentagonal hexecontahedron-shaped mega-frames. Additional time-lapse video shows the mega-frame lifts that used creative counterweight techniques to pivot the 105 large pentagonal assemblies of steel, aluminum, and glass from flat, to their final orientation
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