Soon to rise: new Facebook campus headquarters in Menlo Park, California.
Facebook co-founder, Mark Zuckerberg teams up with starchitect Frank Gehry on the design of Facebook West, an enormous 10-acre "war room" that will house the offices of Zuckerberg & his engineers.
Some of the design concepts they are working on:
- work benches that line up in curving arcs
- meeting rooms that will be painted with graffiti
- ad-hoc lounges furnished with arcade consoles
- skylights & clerestories in the 26-ft high ceiling to shower the vast space with daylight
- glass-partitioned space at the very center of the room where Zuckerberg will hold office
- out-door terraced cafes that will serve sushi & barbecue
- a twisting modern stair within a tall cube of glass that will lead to a lush rooftop garden
Construction will start in the spring of 2013 & expected to open also in the spring of 2015.