13 November 2017
Like a shiny new apple product, the game-changers are polishing their new headquarters and calling it a home. Apple’s multibillion-dollar spaceship is set to be completed by the end of 2017.
Designed by British firm Foster & Partners, the headquarters has officially been named ‘Apple Park’. Before the name has been announced, it was widely known as The Spaceship Campus due to its ‘flying-saucer-like design’.
The structure is outfitted with solar panels around the top of the building. Apple also hired an arborist from Stanford University to assist with the landscaping and to restore the indigenous plant life.
The founder and chairman of Foster & Partners, Norman Foster explained in an interview that he was inspired by an idea of a London square and therefore he presented a circular structure with an outdoor park in the middle.
Apple Park will feature an Apple Store and a Café that will be open to the public. It will also be home to a 100 000-square-foot fitness center for Apple employees, 300 000 square feet of secure research and development facilities, running paths for employees, underground parking plus an orchard, meadow and pond.
Sounds like an amazing hub for the innovators, but I’m not sure if they want their employees to be there 24/7?
Despite being earth-friendly, Apple will use state-of-the-art materials to carry the legacy of Steve Jobs. According to an insider, Jobs wanted no seam, gap or paintbrush stroke showing; every wall, floor and ceiling had to be polished to perfection.
As it is now in 2017…