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Google San Jose

Prior + Partners are supporting Google in the development of a major mixed use quarter in downtown San Jose. The City is the epicentre of the global technology industry and the wider Silicon Valley. The project is clustered around the proposed new California High Speed Rail Station and expanded Caltrain Station at Diridon as well as lying between the City Centre and adjacent residential neighbourhoods.

The redefinition of the relationships between public transport accessibility, passenger experience has been a key element of the program. Place making, and the needs of local communities has been integrated into the process of bringing forward of a major development area to create a contemporary mixed use quarter. The City Authorities, Transport Agencies and Google as Landowner have worked closely together to realise an ambitious plan that anticipates new technologies ,AV and the working and living cultures that will define the future of the city.

The project will deliver employment for over 25,000, up to 5000 homes, new parks and a mixed use Town-centre with cultural and social infrastructure. The project will restore the ecology of nearby river systems and stitch together areas of city and community’s currently divided by rail lines and infrastructure corridors.


San Jose, California, USA




Urban Design


SiteLab, Arup, West 8, Nelson Nygaard, Heatherwick


34 ha



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