Composed of four, three-story buildings linked by a continuous serpentine walkway overlooking an elegantly landscaped, terraced core, the NVIDIA Headquarters was designed to steer the global technology company toward its goal of maintaining a sense of community and interaction among its dynamic workforce, despite having upgraded to a multi-building campus.
While each building’s composition of three rectilinear sides and a sweeping curve closely resembles the next, they are distinct in their varying façades and angles. Paired with the green granite fins at the buildings’ ends, these four elements are, as a formal nod to the client’s nautical interest, reminiscent of the bow and stern of a vessel and contribute to the streamlined yet dynamic duality of the campus. Working within the tight parameters of the site and its parking requirements, Form4 Architecture carefully delegated landscaping to available interstitial space between the buildings and parking areas.
In plan, the headquarters resembles a pinwheel, revolving around an ensconced core that, with its controlled elevations and ground conditions, inevitably draws users to engage with it. Both core and walkway above have become an extension of the indoor office space, an ideal setting for visioning, brainstorming, and engaging with colleagues.