After providing a glimpse of its California headquarters, Facebook has unveiled its Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore.
The tech giant recently moved into its brand new office in the city state’s central business district in August, and Mashable got an exclusive look at its interiors.
Its new premises span five levels, with two floors occupied by its sales and marketing team. According to Facebook’s Vice President for Asia Pacific Dan Neary, the social networking website has 496 million active users and growing in the region, with mobile users here among the heaviest in the world.
The look is sleek and clean with concrete floors and exposed pipes lending an industrial feel. Employees work in teams at tables in an open plan space.
A large interactive screen shows the number of users in real time in a particular country, while visitors can relax in the cushy armchairs and tables in the spacious foyer overlooking the city. Elsewhere, a special corner features blank white walls for visitors to doodle on.
Quirky touches can be found in the meeting rooms which are named after local slang such as “kopi kao”, with “kopi” meaning “coffee”, and “kao” meaning “thick or strong”, as well as the specially designed mahjong tiles featuring the Facebook logo.
A vibrant red-and-black mural blending east and west by artist Justin Lee CK stretches across a wall, while the five-story in-office staircase is decked out in acrylic confetti by local artist Dawn Ng.
Adding a splash of fun is a playful Instagram “gravity booth”, with furniture set at a 90-degree angle that is rotated left. When viewed the right way, it looks as if the subject in the frame is floating.
Employees need not go hungry, for the well-stocked pantry offers snacks like chips and cup noodles, as well as beer on tap. And should they show up at work without their cables or keyboard, a vending machine is on hand to dispense the required tech accessories.
Check out some pictures of the Facebook office below and view more at Mashable.
[via Mashable, images by Victoria Ho for Mashable]
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