Facebook Opens Frank Gehry-Designed MPK20 Campus

Facebook's new Menlo Park office was designed by Frank Gehry and includes art and lavish amenities

Facebook's sprawling new Menlo Park campus MPK20 is now open.

Designed by Frank Gehry, the 430,000 square foot LEED gold certified building has a large open floor plan and multi-story windows.

"From the start, Mark wanted a space that was unassuming, matter-of-fact and cost effective," Gehry said in a statement. "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. It is not a grand design statement and it has a toughness and a rawness that reminds me of the work I was doing in the early part of my career. I am very proud of the collaboration and I hope that it facilitates innovation and invention of the highest level."

CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook page, "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 there is to be done in our mission to connect the world."

Zuckerberg may not deem it fancy, but it does have some fancy amenities, including a nine-acre green rooftop park designed by CMG Landscape Architects with more than 400 trees and the work of 15 artists exploring Facebook-relevant themes like systems, networks and communities.

There are dozens of images of the art and design features of the new Facebook campus viewable on Instagram's hashtags #mpk20 and #mpk20firstlook.

Zuckerberg himself posted about it on Facebook:

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Today we moved into our new Facebook building in Menlo Park, California.Our goal was to create the perfect engineering... Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Monday, March 30, 2015


Facebooking on the giant #rooftop #teepee swing. #roofgarden #mpk20 #menlopark #siliconvalley #whereiwork

A photo posted by Connie (@conniec) on Mar 30, 2015 at 10:30pm PDT

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