Facebook Is Using Famous Instagrammers To Show Off Its New Office

Facebook Is Using Famous Instagrammers To Show Off Its New Office

Facebook's fancy new digs designed by Frank "Architecture Is Shit" Gehry opened today, delivering the latest architectural smackdown in the ongoing space race between various Silicon Valley corporate campuses.

While there haven't been any official photos released, as Co.Design discovered, Facebook let some Instagrammers with large follower counts roam the building (code name "MPK20": Menlo Park, building 20), snapping shots of whatever struck their fancy. Here's what we can tell from their photos of the new headquarters. And themselves.


"It's one large room designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry with a nine-acre park on top"

Facebook Is Using Famous Instagrammers To Show Off Its New Office

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All the featured photographers had some version of this phrase. There aren't any photos truly showing the "one long room" yet, but here's the roof. The garden is designed by CMG Landscape Architects.


Here's the view from one side

Facebook Is Using Famous Instagrammers To Show Off Its New Office

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Not bad.


And here's the view from the other side

Facebook Is Using Famous Instagrammers To Show Off Its New Office

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Not bad at all.


There's art by local artists

Facebook Is Using Famous Instagrammers To Show Off Its New Office

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15 Bay Area artists were selected to create original works for the campus, like these tree stumps arranged on the roof garden which make up Evan Shivley's Camp Out. (Instagrammers not included.)


There are cool staircases

Facebook Is Using Famous Instagrammers To Show Off Its New Office

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Jagged, irregular, perplexing: A classic Gehry move.


The exterior is shiny

Facebook Is Using Famous Instagrammers To Show Off Its New Office

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The hyper-reflective siding is similar to many of Gehry's other projects like Disney Hall. Hopefully it doesn't melt any trashcans.


There is an orange hallway

Facebook Is Using Famous Instagrammers To Show Off Its New Office

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This must be the betacarotene level.


There's an undulating mosaic wall

Facebook Is Using Famous Instagrammers To Show Off Its New Office

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One of those commissioned artworks, by Barry McGee.


There's lots of dripping paint

Facebook Is Using Famous Instagrammers To Show Off Its New Office

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Actually it's the beautiful work of Maya Hayuk.


And they didn't even use dropcloths on the floor

Facebook Is Using Famous Instagrammers To Show Off Its New Office

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Makes for a great backdrop for shooting foot selfies.


This wall will match your rainbow poncho (thank goodness)

Facebook Is Using Famous Instagrammers To Show Off Its New Office

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This colourful mural is by Jen Stark.


There's a rope teepee

Facebook Is Using Famous Instagrammers To Show Off Its New Office

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For conducting social media smudging ceremonies.


And the bathrooms have custom icons

Facebook Is Using Famous Instagrammers To Show Off Its New Office

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Fitting, for a company that has a thumbs-up icon out front.

There are more images going up all the time as employees get to work; check # mpk20 for more peeks inside.

Picture: thesamgraves

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