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    Facebook Headquarters by Frank Gehry features largest open floor plan in the world

    Nathan Johnson

    The first images of Facebook’s new headquarters in California have (appropriately) surfaced on social media, showing a bird’s eye view of a massive rooftop garden and myriad of colourful interior shots.

    Designed by Frank Gehry, the 40,000sqm office building dubbed MPK20 will see 2,800 of Facebook’s engineers work on a single open floor plan, claimed by CEO Mark Zuckerberg “to be largest in the world”.

    "Our goal was to create the perfect engineering space for our teams to work together," said Zuckerberg on his own Facebook page.

    "To do this, we designed the largest open floor plan in the world — a single room that fits thousands of people," he added.

     "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."

    And if there isn’t enough open-space inside, workers can walk upstairs to the building’s rooftop where a 3.5-hectare park with 400-plus trees is circulated by an 800-metre walking trail. 

    Zuckerberg has posted a single aerial photograph of the building on his Facebook page, with the promise of more once his team has “fully unpacked”. However local users Facebook's image-sharing platform Instagram were invited to photograph the space and share their snaps under the #mpk20firstlook tag.

    Here are some of the best:

    Image Credits: 1. Facebook | 2. Business insider | 3, 5,6,7,8,9. Toby Harriman Photography

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