Frank Gehry is one of the most important architects of all time, so we knew the results would be incredible when he agreed to design the new headquarters for Facebook. However, what is being unveiled is beyond anything we could have expected.
The new Facebook campus is over 430,000 square feet and came with a specific design request from Mark Zuckerberg. “From the start, Mark wanted a space that was unassuming, matter-of-fact and cost effective,” Gehry told Business Insider. “He did not want it overly designed.”The new minimalist and environmentally-friendly space has a nine-acre garden on the roof complete with 400 trees, which the company hopes will accommodate local birds. The roof is also insulated so that the building doesn’t need to use as much energy on heating and cooling. Meanwhile, Facebook worked with 15 local Bay Area artists to bring colorful pieces to the inside of the building.
This is just Gehry’s latest masterpiece. The famed architect also designed the Fondation Louis Vuitton, where Kanye West just held an epic concert series.
All of these huge tech companies, including Google, Instagram, Twitter, and Apple, have dope offices for their employees, but Facebook’s new digs may take the cake.