Amazon has turned property portfolio management into an exercise in neighbourhood design.
The Mighty River is now officially running through ‘rainforest’ – well, sort of. One of the leaders in the new era of intelligent buildings, tech behemoth Amazon, has gone back to nature to create a cutting-edge space that is extremely green. Part of a collection of 40,000 plants, the main living wall – cleverly constructed of little fabric pockets so its plants can cohabit without destroying each others root systems – stretches a full four stories.
Watered from the top down and kept within a highly controlled climactic environment, it shares space with a very large tree, over 15 metres tall and 6.7 metres wide. Why? Because they believe that the vital missing ingredient in workplace life is nature and by putting it back in the mix, employees will be more engaged, productive, creative – and more likely to stay with the business. It is pretty impressive as you can see in this video.