1How Apple’s New ‘Spaceship’ Headquarters Expresses Steve Job’s Vision
Apple will soon find itself living in a new home in Cupertino, CA. Construction crews are working to complete the new facilities prosaically called Apple Campus 2, but more generally known as the Apple Spaceship, a gigantic circular building located one mile east of the company’s original campus. Around the Spaceship, employees will have access to restaurants, a fitness facility, bike paths and more. Campus 2 was the brainchild of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. With a huge courtyard in its center that includes an orchard, the spaceship isn’t designed as place to pack in as many employees as possible. It’s designed to perhaps inspire them to be more creative and productive. This slide show will describe in more detail “spaceship Apple” and the amenities that will be available to Apple’s employees when they move into the sprawling facility later this year.
2The Gigantic Facility Will Accommodate Thousands of Employees
Apple Campus 2 will be downright monstrous when it’s complete. The facility will span 2.8 million square feet and will accommodate up to 14,200 employees (though it’s estimated that 13,000 employees will be there). It’s sitting on 176 acres of land and the spaceship itself will be more than a mile around.
3Campus 2 Was Steve Jobs Last Great Project
Apple’s late co-founder Steve Jobs played a critical role in making Apple Campus 2 a reality. He had a hand in designing the facility and placed demands on the architectural team to ensure the facility would match his vision. He also was the most vocal supporter for the project and worked with the City of Cupertino until his death to get it approved.
4It’s Designed to Run on Green Power
5Apple Will Have a New Home for Events
6Its Construction Will Cost Billions
7Apple Will Consolidate Some Locations
8An HP Campus Occupied Part of the Site
9Apple’s Obsession with Detail Is Apparent
Apple’s obsession with detail is on full display at Apple Campus 2. For one, the Spaceship is a big round building with curved glass throughout, and will be home to the world’s largest piece of curved glass. And a recent Reuters report noted that Apple required tolerances much lower than the standard 1/8 of an inch and even placed those demands on “hidden surfaces.”
10The Campus Will Have Many Nice Amenities
11When Is Apple Moving In?
The big question on everyone’s mind is when Apple will move into the facility. While the company itself hasn’t announced a move-in date, it’s expected to get into its new digs sometime this year.