Frank Gehry designs engineers’ dream campus for Facebook
August 28, 2012

Renowned architect Frank Gehry has accepted a new “friend” request.

The architect known for designing buildings like the Guggenheim Bilbao has taken on a new project with Facebook. The company hired him to design their new campus expansion at Menlo Park.

The new building, created for 2,800 engineers, is connected to Facebook’s old campus by an underground highway tunnel.

Unlike many of Gehry’s more dramatic designs, Facebook’s new building includes a rooftop garden. From above, this makes the 420,000 square foot property resemble a park or green space. According to an article on Co.Design, Facebook is planting “a ton of trees” on the grounds in an attempt to highlight nature.

Inside, there are acres of shared tables, meeting rooms, micro-kitchens and nooks filled with whiteboards to enable quick brainstorming sessions.

How much do you want to bet that Gehry’s latest profile pic is the image below?

A bird’s eye view of Gehry’s newest design for Facebook.

 

A closer look at the new addition to the Facebook campus

 

To give you an idea of how different this design is from some of Gehry’s previous work, check out the pic below:

The Guggenheim Bilbao is one of Gehry’s most famous designs