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IPFS News Link • Architecture

Greenery covered office rises from and extends Portuguese hillside

• By Adam Williams

The Farfetch HQ will be located on the slopes of the Leça River in Porto, Portugal, and will be part of the larger Fuse Valley development, which is also being handled by BIG. Fuse Valley will include a number of buildings hosting tech companies, startups, and other businesses, that are organized around plazas, parks, and courtyards. 

The Farfetch HQ itself will be defined by its series of green roofs that will reach differing heights to create artificial peaks and valleys. These will host terraces for staff to gather for meetings or during work breaks. Multiple pathways will also be integrated into the green roofs and around the grounds.

The interior of the headquarters will be filled with art pieces and will include mezzanine areas that are meant to bring to mind attic workshops. Greenery inside will also be extensive and maximizing natural light is a key focus too – it certainly looks like a nicer place to spend a workday than a typical office cubicle.