Facebook unveils new garden-roofed building in Menlo Park

April 01, 2015 15:05
Facebook's new office building features a 9-acre rooftop park with walking trails and outdoor spaces. Photo: Mark Zuckerberg/Facebook

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg took to his social network to announce the opening of the company's new building in Menlo Park, California.

Employees started moving into the 430,000 square foot facility on Monday, CBS San Francisco reported.

The building boasts “the largest open floor plan in the world – a single room that fits thousands of people”, Zuckerberg said.

“There are lots of small spaces where people can work together, and it’s easy for people to move around and collaborate with anyone here.

"On the roof is a 9-acre park with walking trails and many outdoor spaces to sit and work.”

The new building sits across the street from the company’s main headquarters building and is the 20th facility on the campus.

Although designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, who is known for his fantastic designs, Zuckerberg said the building "is pretty simple and isn’t fancy".

“We want our space to feel like a work in progress. When you enter our buildings, we want you to feel how much left there is to be done in our mission to connect the world,” he added.

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