Face­book Menlo Park Ex­pan­sion

Society Interiors - - PROPERTY -

Frank Gehry and his firm Gehry Part­ners has com­pleted a new ad­di­tion at Face­book’s Menlo Park cam­pus in Palo Alto, Cal­i­for­nia, as part of the com­pany’s ex­pan­sion of its head­quar­ters. Known as MPK 21, the new build­ing is spread over 5,25,000 sq. ft. and is poised to achieve LEED Plat­inum cer­ti­fi­ca­tion.

MPK 21 is con­nected to the ex­ist­ing MPK 20 vol­ume via a sunken gar­den space known as the Bowl. The fe­cund, shel­tered out­door workspace is out­fit­ted with tiered seat­ing. The new build­ing is also punc­tu­ated with a saw­tooth roof crafted to in­ject abun­dant nat­u­ral light into the in­te­rior. The de­sign is also equipped with nu­mer­ous sus­tain­abil­ity fea­tures in­clud­ing a wa­ter re­cy­cling sys­tem, pho­to­voltaic rooftop so­lar pan­els, ex­ten­sive day­light­ing, and a 3.6-acre rooftop gar­den. Punc­tu­ated with a se­ries of art in­stal­la­tions, a cen­tral main street pro­vides ac­cess to five F&B out­lets, while a cen­tral court­yard at the heart of the de­sign is ap­pointed with red­wood trees. 54 SO­CI­ETY IN­TE­RI­ORS OC­TO­BER 2018

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