Artist's rendering of Facebook's West Campus to be built in Menlo Park (Credit: Reuters)
Artist's rendering of Facebook's West Campus to be built in Menlo Park (Credit: Reuters)

Social networking giant Facebook unveiled design images of its proposed office building on Friday.

The new Facebook office extension designed by world renowned architect Frank Gehry will join the ranks of high-tech offices of other tech giants like Apple, Amazon and Google. The West Campus will be built in Menlo Park, near Palo Alto, California and will be located across a highway from Facebook East.

Pritzker awardee Frank Gehry was given charge of creating a space for the 3,400 engineers of the California-based giant which is now struggling to regain its dominance in the social media market.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg updated a picture of Facebook West Campus on his Facebook page and wrote, "I'm excited to work with Frank Gehry to design our new campus. The idea is to make the perfect engineering space: one giant room that fits thousands of people, all close enough to collaborate together."

Zuckerberg said it will be the largest open floor plan in the world. "But will also have plenty of private, quiet spaces as well. The roof of the building will be a park that blends into the community with a long walking trail, a field and lots of places to sit. From the outside it will appear as if you're looking at a hill in nature," he added.

Artist's rendering of Facebook's West Campus to be built in Menlo Park (Credit: Reuters)
Artist's rendering of Facebook's West Campus to be built in Menlo Park (Credit: Reuters)

The campus will reportedly cover 420,000 square foot and feature 26-foot-high ceilings and huge skylights.

The new addition to the list of high tech offices follows that of Apple's 'Spaceship' campus, at Cupertino, which will be finished by 2016. It structure is being designed by British architect Norman Foster.

Google's plan of its Googleplex',  which will be a 1.1 million square foot campus called 'Bay View' will host nine horizontally-bent rectangular buildings, complete with courtyards and connecting bridges was also recently leaked.

Amazon also recently revealed plans of its new headquarters called 'Biosphere', which will be a trio of 65,000-square foot glass domes in Seattle. Biosphere will be full of plants designed specifically to live in a micro-climate.

What now remains to be seen if whether the internet giants' new strategy of launching high-tech offices would help cement their dominance in cyberspace. 

CEO Mark Zuckerberg overseeing the office plans (Credit: Facebook)
CEO Mark Zuckerberg overseeing the office plans (Credit: Facebook)