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The technology headquarters of the future

7 August 2014 Last updated at 00:00 BST

Technology giants are using their burgeoning wallets to build new headquarters. Facebook, Google, Tencent and Amazon are all undertaking projects at the moment.

But not for them the skyscrapers of another age that advertised status vertically.

What do they want instead? Architect Jonathan Ward of NBBJ should know, having worked with a range of high profile technology clients.

Technology reporter Dougal Shaw met up with him at his firm's London offices.

Skyscraper footage courtesy of British Pathe