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Landsc. Archit. Front.    2019, Vol. 7 Issue (1) : 110-124     https://doi.org/10.15302/J-LAF-20190110
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WORKPLACE AS LANDSCAPE — DESIGN OF FACEBOOK HEADQUARTERS IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
DENIORD Rayna()
Senior Associate of CMG Landscape Architecture
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Abstract

This article is broadly about Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park, California, with a focus on the planning, design, and ongoing construction of the Bayfront Campus. The project is rooted in ecological principles, restoring a post-industrial brownfield site to a biodiverse and resilient landscape. It reaches to merge the functional needs of workplace culture with habitat created by the establishment of natural systems. Two of three new buildings — MPK 20 and MPK 21 — are now completed, fluidly integrating the architecture and landscape. Together, they form a rich and complex campus landscape that brings people close to each other and to nature, reduces and treats stormwater runoff, minimizes head island effects, and maximizes open space. Responding to ongoing site and program needs, the observations and feedback from MPK 20 (completed in 2015) provided valuable insights on the improvement of MPK 21 (completed in 2018). The design provides abundant landscape services, not only enhancing the knowledge of species that define local California native habitats, but also allowing people to learn through osmosis — relaxing the mind, expanding perception, and stimulating imagination.

Keywords Workplace      Landscape      Community      Bayfront Campus      Public Access      Connectivity      Brownfield      Nature      Ecological Diversity      Activity     
Corresponding Authors: DENIORD Rayna   
Issue Date: 03 April 2019
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DENIORD Rayna. WORKPLACE AS LANDSCAPE — DESIGN OF FACEBOOK HEADQUARTERS IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2019, 7(1): 110-124.
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http://journal.hep.com.cn/laf/EN/Y2019/V7/I1/110
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