It's been a while since we've last heard something about NVIDIA's next headquarters. We first learned about this futuristic building in 2013 and the design definitely suits the company. It's inspired by graphics technology, seen from the air the buildings consist of dozens of triangles, a reference to how 3D graphics consist largely of triangles.
Silicon Valley Business Journal writes that after putting the prestigious project on hold for a year, NVIDIA revealed on Tuesday that demolition work will start soon. Crews are then expected to start early site work for the first 250,000-square-foot triangular building sometime in May. Occupancy is slated for the end of 2017.
It's unclear when the second building will be added but we heard the site was always designed to be a phased project. The new HQ will primarily house offices, along with labs and other spaces. It will also have about 1,500 parking spaces, mostly below the office levels.
For now, Nvidia is only constructing one of two identical buildings slated for the site (that's unchanged from the previous plan, which was also phased). In an updated rendering, the project appears largely similar to the drawings released in 2013, though the center of the building's roof, once transparent now appears to be more opaque.
The first picture reveals the new, updated design of the headquarter:
And here we have the original design from 2013, which had an estimated cost of $300 million: