Apple’s ‘spaceship’ campus no more — meet the Apple ‘Park’
Yes, Apple ditched the Apple Campus 2 and renamed it to Apple Park.
After over three years of construction, Apple is set to open the doors of its massive new campus in Cupertino, California in April, this year.
Apple Park is set to house more than 12,000 employees across a number of connected buildings, including the spaceship-like main building that spans a massive 2.8 million square-feet.
And there’s Apple’s tribute to Steve Jobs, a Theater (pictured at top), an 1,000-seat auditorium that will open later this year and is dedicated to the memory of the company’s late co-founder and former CEO. The building, which will likely be finished soon, features a 20-foot-tall glass cylinder that’s 165 feet across and is topped with a metallic carbon-fiber roof.
There is also a visitors’ center, complete with an Apple Store and a cafe which is open to the public. The buildings are connected by parkland covered by more than 9,000 native trees; and these building have roofs with enough solar panels to generate 17 megawatts of power.
Designed by architecture firm Foster + Partners, the Apple Park will see the tech giant move its employees in over a period of six months.