apple unveils scale model of cupertino spaceship campus
 
apple unveils scale model of cupertino spaceship campus apple unveils scale model of cupertino spaceship campus
oct 16, 2013

apple unveils scale model of cupertino spaceship campus

apple unveils ‘spaceship’ model of cupertino campus 2
image courtesy of dai sugano/bay area news group

 

 

apple CFO peter oppenheimer and director of real estate and facilities dan whisenhunt has unveiled the scale model of the foster + partners-designed curved glass apple headquarters in cupertino. despite concerns of an increased 3 billion USD budget, the plan of campus 2, best known as the ‘spaceship’, will go up for a final vote before the cupertino city council on october 15, 2013. the new facility will accommodate approximately 12,000 employees and set new standards for net-zero architecture. included in the proposal is a 260,128 m2 office, research and development building, 1000-seat auditorium, 27,870 m2 research facilities, and a generating plant that will serve as the campus’ primary source of electricity.

 

see more coverage of the development of the apple campus on designboom during its initial concept phase and updated design.

 

 

the campus features a circular solar-panel-covered roof
image courtesy of dai sugano/bay area news group

 

the new facility will accommodate approximately 12,000 employees and set new standards for net-zero architecture
image courtesy of dai sugano/bay area news group

 

included in the proposal is a 260,128 m2 office, research and development building and a 1000-seat auditorium
image courtesy of dai sugano/bay area news group

 

the new campus includes a fitness and wellness center
image courtesy of dai sugano/bay area news group

 

the plan includes a theater for meetings and presentation
image courtesy of dai sugano/bay area news group

 

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  • The article didn’t say how long it takes to ride a Segway around the entire loop.

    JJ says:
  • Images of future past.

    And, a ginormous black roof…..in southern California? Apple cool gets baked. Totally.

    slarti says:
  • A walled garden, oh the irony.

    Joseph says:
  • This might end up being an excellent design to serve as Apple’s own noose, if they’re not careful. It seems a bit “Guilded-Age” to me. They’ll eventually run out of people to sell iPhones to…

    AH says:
  • Although not architecturally extraordinary in it’s appearance. As scales of buildings go and it’s desire to be zero carbon it will be an amazing process to delivery to get to this stage

    And yes do we get free segways if we visit?

    Matthew Jackson says:
  • apple comming down?

    sina says:
  • i have art piece for applw will donate smalll high tech dada sculpture

    doug anderson says:
  • A glazed donut and two chocolate maple bars!!!

    Thomas Kruse says:
  • They will have to release it in 5 colours next year

    anthony crozier says:
  • @Slarti:

    ginormous black roof = solar panels

    Nels says:

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