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A video of the site where Apple is building its ‘spaceship’ campus in Cupertino, California, set to open in 2016 

Trevor Mogg, in Digital Trends, writes:

The site, which spreads across 176 acres, will incorporate office space across four floors, a research and development facility, fitness centers, dining facilities, a 1,000-seat underground auditorium, and jogging paths snaking through the grounds, with shade offered by around 7,000 trees. It’ll also feature a solar-paneled roof.

The futuristic-looking campus [artist’s representation below], which is set to become the main workspace for around 14,000 Apple employees, is the work of renowned UK architect Norman Foster, though the project was the long-time ambition of Steve Jobs, who championed the plan up until his death in 2011.


Previously: Apple’s Mothership

Drone video shows how Apple’s futuristic ‘spaceship’ campus is taking shape (Digital Trends)

APPLREND00apple-rend-new-01 APPLETREEEEESAPPLREND1 APPLREND19A peek inside (and outside) Apple Campus 2 – approved for construction by city officials last month – the company’s proposed 2.8-million-square-foot mothership HQ inside a man-made forest in the northeast corner of Cupertino.

Due to be completed in 2016, the partially underground complex – which will cost $5 billion – was once envisaged by the late Steve Jobs as “the best office building in the world.”

MORE PIX: Look Inside Apple’s Spaceship Headquarters With 24 All-New Renderings (Wired)

Apple’s new headquarters will be across Interstate 280 from Apple’s current campus at One Infinite Loop. The building and underground parking will reportedly use only 20 percent of the site, and the rest will consist of apricot orchards and park-like landscaping.

Jobs told the Cupertino City Council the new campus would double the number of trees on the site from their present 3,700. Many of the trees will be apricot trees.

“Cupertino was known for its orchards — plums, prunes and apricots,” Kitson said. “We have some of the richest soil on the planet.”

And getting richer by the day.

Apple’s Next HQ: From Infinite Loop to Millennium Falcon (MacNews World)

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