Cloud computing has been gaining in popularity in recent years as a green IT strategy, and Salesforce.com has been on the move. Now the cloud software provider has announced a new green building project to house its global headquarters in (where else?) San Francisco.
The new campus, slated for the Mission Bay Redevelopment Area, was designed by architects Legorreta + Legorreta of Mexico City and features the firm’s distinctive mix of colors, light and texture. Flad Architects will also be involved, as will the staffs of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency and the San Francisco Planning Department.
The campus will ecompass eight major buildings spread over 14 acres, comprising approximately 2 million square feet of office space. Spaces for shops, restaurants, plazas and parks will be included to create a “dynamic and inviting urban setting for both salesforce.com employees and community residents.”
San Francisco’s mayor Ed Lee commented, in a statement, that the Salesforce.com headquarters project “captures the innovative spirit of San Francisco” and promises to be a bold addition to the city’s skyline. Upon completion, the campus will LEED Platinum-level certification.