PHOTOS: Facebook Begins Moving Into New West Campus Building

Monday was move-in day for Facebook, as some of the social network’s employees began migrating to the new West Campus facility in Menlo Park, Calif., designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry.

MenloParkNewBuildingOverheadMonday was move-in day for Facebook, as some of the social network’s employees began migrating to the new West Campus facility in Menlo Park, Calif., designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry.

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared the overhead shot above in a Facebook post, writing:

Today we moved into our new Facebook building in Menlo Park, Calif.

Our goal was to create the perfect engineering space for our teams to work together. We wanted our space to create the same sense of community and connection among our teams that we try to enable with our services across the world.

To do this, we designed the largest open floor plan in the world — a single room that fits thousands of people. 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 nine-acre park with walking trails and many outdoor spaces to sit and work.

The building itself is pretty simple and isn’t fancy. That’s on purpose. 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.

I’ll share more photos and stories about this building once we’re fully unpacked, but for now, here’s one taken flying over the green roof.

Some prominent Instagram users were offered a sneak peek at the new building, and they shared some of the images below:

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Building exterior, by Matt Harnack for Facebook.

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Rooftop lobby entrance, by Matt Harnack for Facebook.

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Rooftop walking loop, by Matt Harnack for Facebook.

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Rooftop walking loop at night, by Gehry Partners.

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Rooftop walking loop wood, by @thesamgraves.

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Stairwell, by @andrewblotky.

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Stairwell, by @lizardshep.

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Lounge area, by @christine.victoria.

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Coffee area, by @corylander.

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Orange hallway, by @d.leong.

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Mosaic wall, by @alissa_isms.

Readers: Would you like to work here?