Google set to open Kirkland campus expansion with ‘human-sized nest’ and ‘hideaway caves’

Crepe-making rooms, hideaway “cave” areas, human-sized nests, and more — you’ll find them at Google’s new Kirkland offices.

The tech giant will officially open its Kirkland campus expansion next Tuesday, doubling the size of its existing engineering center just east of Seattle. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Rep. Suzan Delbene will speak at a private event Tuesday to celebrate the opening.

The new 180,000 square-foot LEED-platinum certified building has a number of unique and eccentric features as noted above, in addition to a skylight, a living roof deck, cafes, and micro-kitchens. The land formerly housed a chemical mixing and packaging plant and Google completed two environmental cleanups to remove contamination at the property.

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