Project Description

Award of Excellence

Facebook MPK20

Menlo Park, CA

CMG Landscape Architecture

Principal Architect: Chris Guillard

Client: Facebook

An expansive rooftop park simultaneously integrates and contrasts landscape and architecture. The building houses 2,800 employees on one level, with parking below the building on grade and topped by a 9-acre rooftop park. The architecture is reimagined as landscape, where mature trees above determine the structure below. The rooftop is designed as an immersive and naturalistic environment – a place where, despite the scale, one can feel enclosed. Organized around a half-mile loop, a network of paths weave through and around planting areas, providing a sense of discovery. Designed to accommodate walking meetings and casual conversations, the landscape provides a place of respite with gathering spaces, cafes, and meeting nooks interspersed throughout.