The updated plans of the much-awaited Apple campus in Cupertino, California have been released. The finances required to build this facility are cloud-high, so to meet the alpine standards of the late great Steve Jobs.
This 2.8 million square-foot circular structure is designed by London-based Foster + Partners, whose exceptional work can be seen in London’s re-developed ‘Trafalgar Square’, Germany’s ‘Duisburg Inner Harbour’, Edinburgh’s ‘Quartermile’ and Abu Dhabi’s ‘Masdar City’.
The campus covers a total area of 176 acres and will feature Apple’s signature white-detail design infused with a modern black-theme. Moreover, this futuristic campus will also be environment friendly powered by 700,000 square feet of solar panels.
The central four-story structure is designed to accommodate around 12,000 employees. Equipped with board rooms and office spaces that render inimitable sophistication, the structure also offers recreational spaces including a 60,000 square feet dining area and a verdant outdoor terrace.
Inspired by Northern California’s natural scenery, the 100-acre surrounding area is the work of Los Angeles-based landscape design firm OLIN. Excluding the main office building, the structure will also house a 100,000-square-foot fitness center, an auditorium that can seat an audience of 1,000 people and a parking garage capable of accommodating a little less than 11,000 vehicles.
The facility’s estimated date of completion is expected to be sometime in 2016.