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frank gehry designs new facebook campus in menlo park
aug 27, 2012
frank gehry designs new facebook campus in menlo park



frank gehry designs new facebook campus
image © frank gehry / gehry partners

in the midst of facebook‘s plans to expand their corporate head office in palo alto, california, the social networking company has
commissioned architect frank gehry to design an entirely new west campus in menlo park on a 22 acre site. based on a community-like
environment that will host a park atmosphere, where a grass roof with a variety of native trees will become accessible by foot,
the new development will connect to the current east headquarters via a
tunnel, where the path will create a transit route for cyclists and
pedestrians walking beneath the bay-front expressway.

the building itself will be a 10 acre (approximately 435 600 square feet) warehouse-type layout that will allow for employees
to sit out in the open with desks that can be quickly shuffled around as teams form and break apart around projects.
with construction planned to start in 2013, the new west campus addition will house approximately 6,000 people in the next five years,
with over 1/3 being engineers. the new eco-friendly space will accommodate a series of outdoor cafes, barbecues,
workbenches to complement the surrounding roof-top garden.



proposed model of the new facebook campus in menlo park, palo alto
image © frank gehry / gehry partners



top view of the new facebook campus model in menlo park
image © frank gehry / gehry partners



mark zuckerberg discussing plans with frank gehry
image © frank gehry / gehry partners



plan view of menlo park with the two campuses



proposed site plan



current site plan



proposed tunnel system to connect campuses

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