Facebook Mexico City
Design Firm: Gensler
The design of Facebook’s workplace in Mexico City’s truly reflects their culture while capturing the spirit
of Mexico City.
The design team’s palette inspiration was drawn from Mexico’s rich textures, crafts, color and vegetation. The essence of these Mexican elements were distilled into a refined palette that plays well with the Facebook culture.
Everyday moments in Mexican culture inspired spaces across the Facebook office. Whether it is the microkitchen reflecting the cantinas of Mexico City, or the 1920s commissioning of murals turning blank walls into storytelling murals, or Friday night lucha libre converting a Game Room into a unique local break space.
As soon as visitors arrive from the elevator lobby, they can tell they’re in a unique space, much different than the surrounding neighbors in the building. They’re welcomed into a space that seems raw, but rich in colors and textures, offering a glimpse into the stunning backdrop of Chapultepec Park.
As a visitor walks past reception into the lounge, they become aware of the open floor plan and how connected and continuous the spaces are. An open office with work mode variations that feature bold and simple design for a growing team. Visitors immediately get a sense that this is Facebook Mexico City, with traditional Acapulco chairs, bright intricate patterns and spaces for collaboration and socializing.
In collaboration with Sego, a Mexico City based artist, the office walls began to tell stories that are reminiscent of the city’s history, legends and urban complexities. The design team carefully selected materials to create a unique local feel for this space.VOTE HERE