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The 10 Most Instagrammable Tech Headquarters

The 10 Most Instagrammable Tech Headquarters
22 June 2022

Recent research has revealed the top tech companies around the world that boast the most “instagrammable” headquarters.

Focusing on the top 50 tech companies with the highest market capital, the research, completed by Revolent, was conducted by comparing the number of associated hashtags with each HQ to see which came out on top.

Facebook’s at 1 Hacker Way proved to be the most shareable, with almost 10,000 more hashtags than Google, ranking second.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the top 3 most “instagrammable” offices belong to leaders in the tech space, including Facebook, Alphabet (Google) and Apple.


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1. Facebook (Meta)


At the top, Facebook has no ordinary headquarters. Forget lines of dull office cubicles, the social media giant embraces natural light and opts for an open plan approach—something that is sure to boost their team’s collaboration and social elements. Sneak previews from social media allow a glimpse of the many creative installations scattered around the campus, aimed at inspiring employees' work.



Picture: a photograph of the interior of one of Facebook's offices. Image Credit: Meta


2.  Alphabet (Google)


With swimming pools and volleyball courts, Google’s headquarters could be considered more of a resort than a place of work. Come lunchtime, workers can choose from various cuisines, with an abundance of delicious meals on offer that are far from stereotypical cafeteria food. And it’s not just what’s going on inside that gets people talking. The building’s exterior has become famed for having “dragon scale skin,” created by the roof's silver solar panels, adding to its magic.



Picture: a photograph of the so-called "dragon scale skin" roof at Google's HQ. Image Credit: Google


3. Apple


Apple Park has strayed even further from the norm. Leaving behind the classic rectangle office block, the building is built like a spaceship, often referred to as “The Ring”. The glass curved windows allow natural light to flood in, giving workers spectacular views of the beautiful greenery which surrounds the HQ.

“Insta-grammable offices are often created using various spaces with innovative design features. Most modern tech companies are designed in this way to encourage their employees to enjoy their workspace, which should then lead to higher productivity and make people want to go to work,” explained Ryan McDonough, Interior Design Expert at MyJobQuote.

“Modern tech companies are trying all kinds of cool things to make their offices more fun and unique. If an office is a space that looks great and provides something cool and unique, then this is an ‘instagrammable’ office space.”


4. Amazon


Amazon’s HQ2 is the retailer’s second headquarters, based in Arlington, Virginia.

Met Park, phase 1 of development due for completion by mid-2023, will have 2.1 million square feet of energy-efficient office buildings with state-of-the-art workspaces and green outdoor terraces for employees in two 22-storey towers.


5. Sony


Sony’s Tokyo HQ is based in the Minato-ku borough and sits at 99.40 metres high.


6. Microsoft


In 2017, Microsoft announced a major overhaul of its 500-acre campus in Redmond, Washington, that would add 17 new buildings, 6.7 million square feet of revamped workspace, trails and sports fields in four “villages.”

The site also includes “Lake Bill,” the pond outside Building 4 that Bill Gates’ office once overlooked.

Other sites included in the list include IBM’s 1 Orchard Road, Airbnb’s 888 Brannan Street, Samsung’s Digital City and HP’s 1501 Page Mill Road.

Picture: a photograph of Apple Park's exterior. Image Credit: Unsplash

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 22 June 2022


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