Facebook reveals its brand new 40,000 Sqm builging in Palo Alto, California. The building known as MPK20 designed by Frank Gehry boasts "the largest open floor plan in the world" approximately 2,800 employees will occupy one large room.
Our goal was to create the perfect engineering space for our teams to work together....To do this, we designed the largest open floor plan in the world — a single room that fits thousands of people... There are lots of small spaces where people can work together, and it's easy for people to move around and collaborate with anyone here. said Zuckerberg.
Local users of Facebook's image-sharing platform Instagram were also invited to photograph the space yesterday. Their pictures show some of the artworks that have been created especially for the building by 15 local artists, as well as the 3.5-hectare rooftop park, which features a half-mile walking trail, a coffee stand and over 400 trees.
The building itself is pretty simple and isn't fancy. That's on purpose,...We want our space to feel like a work in progress. When you enter our buildings, we want you to feel how much left there is to be done in our mission to connect the world. said Zuckerberg.
"He did not want it overly designed. It also had to be flexible to respond to the ever-changing nature of his business – one that facilitated collaboration and one that did not impose itself on their open and transparent culture."
Take a look at the images from Instagrammers first look at the building and its interior #mpk20firstlook
The new Frank Gehry building at sunset is one of the most beautiful structures I've seen. Another fun fact about the building - all of the glass is etched so that birds don't fly into the windows. Clever, huh? Also, I'm very excited to announce that Business Insider, 7x7, Gizmodo, and Fast Company covered our visit and featured our photos! So unreal! Check out the links to the features! http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-new-campus-pictures-2015-3?op=1 http://m.7x7.com/tech/facebook-moves-cool-new-frank-gehry-designed-headquarters#/0 http://gizmodo.com/facebook-is-using-famous-instagrammers-to-reveal-its-ne-1694542553 http://m.fastcompany.com/3044389/a-first-look-at-facebooks-new-mothership-designed-by-frank-gehry #MPK20firstlook #communityfirst
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