Thursday, August 30, 2012

Frank Gehry Designs New Facebook Campus (5pics)

Legendary Architect/Designer Frank Gehry is partnering up with Facebook in designing their new headquarters in Palo, Alto, California... check out Gehry's designs below: 

Starting spring 2013, the construction of Facebook’s new headquarters will begin under the attentive supervision of world-renowned architect Frank Gehry. Located just across the highway from the current Facebook East corporate office in Palo Alto, California, the new Facebook headquarters will display Frank Gehry’s vision of a social working space gathered in one large room spreading over 420,000 square feet. Named Facebook West, the future collection of working spaces will be finished by spring 2015 and will display a central glass-partitioned space sheltering Zuckerberg’s office, surrounded by a 26-foot-high open floor plan accommodating work-group “neighborhoods”.

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According to Bloomberg, Gehry’s response to Zuckerberg’s wishes was: “Mark said he wanted to be in the same room with all his engineers. I told him we could put the building up on stilts, park cars underneath and create a room as large as he wanted.” Meeting spaces, pop-up pavilions or “war rooms” for launching product, lounges furnished with arcade-game consoles or outdoor-terraced cafes serving sushi and barbecue – all these and more will be part of the new Facebook Headquarters. Incorporating skylights and clerestory windows flooding the space with natural light, this new type of working space will be topped off with a planted roof lined with pathways, encouraging people to interact for both social and creative purposes. 

via zimbio

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