Apple confirms that its employees will move to the new headquarter Apple Park, which is cited in Cupertino, California in the month of April 2017. The 175 Acre campus is the dream of the founder Steve Jobs and he also conveyed that the new headquarters of Apple will be the “Best Office Building in the world, and acts as the center of creativity & collaboration”.
The idea of constructing Apple Park was initiated by the former CEO Steve Jobs and perfectly designed by the Lord Norman Foster. Jobs spend most of the last life on this Apple Park before he died in 2011. The project was scheduled to get grounded in 2013 and set to its function in the year 2015, but it delayed due to some reasons and the project started by 2014. Now, as per the new deadline fixed by the management, the building opens for employees from April 2017.
Apple Park – An Amazing Architectural work
The 2.8 million sq feet building was under construction for about 5 years, the total cost of the Apple Park is about $5 billion. The ring shaped campus was named as Apple Park on February 2017 and it contains a 1000 seat auditorium named as the Steve Jobs Theater.
Though, the appearance of the Apple Park advertised as the “Perfect Circle” with the circumference of 1mile and 461 meters of diameter that matches with the appearances of Alien UFO and Pentagon structure, the structure was not planned is such manner. The new headquarter of Apple has supreme interior designs, the inner rim and outer rim on the floors of the building left wide open where the commuters can make use of those as walkways. The Apple Park has 8 buildings which are separated by 9 mini atria. The building is specifically designed in such a way that it doesn’t require an artificial air conditioning process for almost 9 months in a year.
The most highlighting work of the circular headquarter of apple would be the interior work, for designing and construction material supply apple worked with around 19 constructions companies worldwide. Also, the woods which are used for interior designs for the entire building are harvested from the certain species of maple.
Facts about the Apple Park
- The circular building can accumulate around 12,000 employees with separate houses for each employee.
- The building as underground roads and parking slot.
- The building has a 30 acre park in its inner part filled with fruit trees and winding pathways.
- The land cost of 175 acre Apple Park is roughly estimated as $160 million.
- The entire building works on 100% renewable energy and has rooftop solar plant capable of generating 17 megawatts.
- Apple’s new headquarter has enhanced fitness center of 100,000 sq ft.
- World’s largest building functions with natural ventilation.
Inspirational to other companies
The remarkable architectural work carried by the designers for constructing open environment office building Apple Park – The official headquarter of Apple Inc stands as the inspiration for many companies in terms of design principles and also enables its employees to create, collaborate and work together characterization.