Amazon's Dome-Shaped Corporate Oasis Is Designed to Reduce Stress
Amazon is building a corporate urban oasis. The e-commerce giant is behind the three intersecting spherical structures currently under construction on a corner in downtown Seattle, Washington, USA. When completed in 2018, the spheres will be filled with thousands of plants, creating 65,000 square feet (6,039 square meters) of green space where employees can stroll, lunch and brainstorm. Dubbed "biospheres," the project could deliver big benefits: Access to natural light and vegetation reduces stress and increases job satisfaction.