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First Look Inside the Frank Gehry-Designed Facebook Campus in Silicon Valley

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On March 30, 2015, Facebook officially opened its new campus in Menlo Park in Silicon Valley, though employees started moving in over the weekend. Designed by starchitect Frank Gehry, the 430,000-square-foot complex has the largest open floor plan in the world and already received its LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The building itself is "a cavernous office space on stilts, sandwiched between parking below and a roof garden above," and that roof garden spans nine acres and includes a half-mile walking loop and more than 400 trees. In a written statement, Frank Gehry said "From the start, Mark [Zuckerberg] wanted a space that was unassuming, matter-of-fact and cost effective. 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. This is the building that we created for him."

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<in awe of our new office #ihavethisthingwithfloors #mpk20>

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The corridor leading to the 9-acre rooftop park space at #MPK20. #MPK20firstlook

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Stay simple #MPK20FirstLook #MPK20 #linemeetscorner #bikerack #plywood #linear #repetition

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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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· Facebook's New Frank Gehry-Designed Office: High Line or Hobbit Walmart? [Curbed SF]
· Employees start moving into Facebook's new West Campus in Menlo Park [SJ Mercury News]
· Facebook Moves into New Headquarters with the "Largest Open Floor Plan in the World" [Arch Daily]