FACEBOOK EMEA HQ
Facebook moved into No.4 in 2014 and No.5 in 2015. The Dublin office is the only building outside of its Menlo Park headquarters in California that is 100% occupied by Facebook.
The two buildings (No.4 & 5 GCS) are technically separate, so could be used independently. They are linked only by a stunning atrium which serves as the reception area. The interior was drawn up by Frank Gehry. Terraces on the top storey of both buildings offer superb panoramic views across Dublin.
No. 4 & 5 Grand Canal Square
250,000 sq ft
Facebook, according to Gareth Lambe, head of Facebook Ireland, was attracted to 4-5 Grand Canal Square not only by its location and size “but also because the buildings were in ‘shell’ condition” -
“This gave us the freedom to design the interior spec to fit with Facebook’s culture while incorporating the building’s rough and industrial feel with the needs of a contemporary office”.