18 Nov The New Apple ‘Spaceship’ Campus Cupertino City
Apple’s $5 billion ‘Spaceship’ campus is due for completion in 2016. At what turned out to be Steve Jobs last public appearance, he stood before the Cupertino City Council and presented plans for a new corporate campus for Apple.
“It’s a little like a spaceship,” he said. “We have a shot at building the best office building in the world. I really do think that architecture students will come here to see it.”
Drone pilot MyithZ has been filming the impressive buildings construction, which is captured in the video above.
The ‘Campus 2’ in Silicon Valley is set on a 2.8 million square foot (175 acre) site. The futuristic headquarters will replace One Infinite Loop, it’s a mile in circumference and has been given the seal of approval by the City of Cupertino.
The Apple Campus 2 also features a 90,000 square foot cafeteria covering two levels and there will be jogging and cycling trails, with more than a thousand bikes kept on site at all times, which staff can use to make their way around.
The site includes a 30,000 square foot research facility, underground parking, a gym, on-site recycling & a 1,000 seater auditorium where Apple’s CEO Tim Cook will present the companies keynotes ahead of product launches.
Home to more than 13,000 Apple employees yet due to the Campus’ advanced eco-friendly technologies, air conditioning will not be necessary for most of the year because of natural ventilation and radiant cooling.
Secretive as ever, Apple have been trying to block drones passing over their site so these images are a rare look at the future campus. MyithZ said… ‘I still don’t like to cross the fence too much because even on Sunday at 7am their security guy is down there… I would hate for this thing to fall out of the sky and hit somebody’.
MyithZ’s latest video was posted as news broke that Apple had finalised a deal for another campus just five miles away!
According to the Silicon Valley Business Journal, Apple plans to lease a 777,000 square foot building in Sunnyvale which will soon be under construction.