Saturday, June 1, 2013

Plans for Facebook Menlo Park West Campus

In the midst of Facebook's plans to expand their corporate headquarters in Palo Alto, California, the social networking company has commissioned architect Frank Gehry to design an entirely new west campus on a 22 acre site in Menlo Park, California.

The campus will host a park-like environment, with a grass roof and a variety of native trees, the new development will connect to the current east headquarters via a tunnel. The path will be a transit route for cyclists and pedestrians walking beneath the Bay Front Expressway.

The building itself will be a 10 acre (436,000 square feet) warehouse-type layout that will allow 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 this summer, the new Menlo Park West campus addition will house approximately 6,000 people in the next three years. The new eco-friendly space will include a series of outdoor cafes, barbecues and benches to complement the surrounding roof-top garden.

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