The campus named as “Apple Park” by apple in February 2017 and announced that the park will open for it’s employees in April this year.
Apple’s new campus is in Cupertino, California, which looks like a spaceship and reportedly cost over $5 billion to build. This campus is the brainchild of Steve Jobs, who came up with the design months before his death in 2011.
“Steve’s vision for Apple stretched far beyond his time with us. He intended Apple Park to be the home of innovation for generations to come, “said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.
“The workspaces and parklands are designed to inspire our team as well as benefit the environment. We’ve achieved one of the most energy-efficient buildings in the world and the campus will run entirely on renewable energy.”
Some features of the “Apple Park” are:
- Appearing as a giant saucer, the Silicon Valley site near the 280 Highway will be home to 13,000 Apple employees.
- There will be jogging and cycling trails, with more than a thousand bikes kept on site at all times, which staff can use to make their way around.
- The Spaceship will have 360-degree curved glass fronted walls and central courtyard as well as a 1,000-seater auditorium, a gym and 300,000 square feet of ‘research’ space.
- Apple Campus 2 will additionally have underground parking hidden from view, meaning 80 per cent of the site can be covered in trees. The site was previously owned by Hewlett Packard and the majority of the area is currently covered in asphalt.
Here is a video of the campus: