Facebook Moves Into Cool New Frank Gehry-Designed Headquarters


Billed as a place that's "a direct reflection of Facebook's open and transparent culture," Facebook employees moved into their new headquarters today. Why so special? For starters, the new Menlo Park campus (heretofore known as "MPK20") was designed by Frank Ghery (NYC's 8 Spruce Street, LA's Walt Disney Concert Hall), and it features a half-mile loop through nine acres of greenery. What's more, much like Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's sartorial efforts, the new digs are consciously dressed down. 

"From the start, Mark wanted a space that was unassuming, matter-of-fact, and cost effective,” Gehry says in statement, according to Wired, referring to Zuckerberg. “He did not want it overly designed.

The building itself it meant to blend in with the its Menlo Park surroundings. 

And the inside is just one open space, "designed to foster the free exchange of ideas." The office also features the work of 15 local artists, presumably of the street art variety.

Facebook's new digs preface a slew of other tech spaces set to open soon—including, Apple's spaceship HQ.

Below, inside MKP20:

Our new building is pretty ridiculous. Plus a 9acre rooftop park. #MPK20firstlook #iphoneonly

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#mpk20firstlook #iphoneonly #architecture #frankgehry #facebook

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