SWA Group was in charge of landscape architecture for Samsung Headquarters in San Jose, California. The headquarters is a bold vision for a campus and a workplace that emphasizes interaction.
Samsung’s San Jose Headquarters
SWA Group wanted to develop buildings that encourage interaction and communication. That being the case, they incorporated a synergistic working environment approach to further help Samsung become a regional leader in Silicon Valley.
The project comprised a landscape band that spreads throughout the 9.44-acre site, such as hardscape, landscape, and water features.
Harmonized Architectural Expression
A band of landscape was created throughout the site in order to create harmonization for the architectural expression.
The idea was inspired by San Jose’s symbolic Guadalupe River which brought the firm to establish fields of softscape, hardscape, and water features that flow along the band.
With this, the character of outdoor space was transformed from urban to naturalistic.
Four Distinct Identities
The San Jose Headquarters consists of four main areas that feature four distinct identities. These distinctive features can be found in Gateway Plaza, Campus Quad, Samsung Gardens, and Courtyard.
The buildings also intact with sports facilitations, such as basketball field, for the employees and staff.
Via SWA Group