Frank Gehry designs new Facebook headquarters
Largest open-plan office in the world will feature a park on the roof with a walking trail for employees
Facebook's new campus, designed by architect Frank Gehry will be the largest open-plan office in the world and will feature a park on the roof with a walking trail for the three-and-a-half-thousand employees it will house. Construction on the building, on the edge of San Francisco Bay, is due to start early next year.
“I’m excited to work with Frank Gehry to design our new campus,” Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg just posted on his own Facebook timeline. “The idea is to make the perfect engineering space: one giant room that fits thousands of people, all close enough to collaborate together. It will be the largest open floor plan in the world, but it will also have plenty of private, quiet spaces as well. The roof of the building will be a park that blends into the community with a long walking trail, a field and lots of places to sit. From the outside it will appear as if you’re looking at a hill in nature.”