Samsung’s San Jose Headquarters: A Bold Version of Interactive Campus and Workplace

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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

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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.

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The project comprised a landscape band that spreads throughout the 9.44-acre site, such as hardscape, landscape, and water features.

Harmonized Architectural Expression

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A band of landscape was created throughout the site in order to create harmonization for the architectural expression.

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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.

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With this, the character of outdoor space was transformed from urban to naturalistic.

Four Distinct Identities

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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.

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The buildings also intact with sports facilitations, such as basketball field, for the employees and staff.

Via SWA Group