Apple Campus 2: Updated plans, imagery, launch date: photos

Apple Campus 2: Updated plans, imagery, launch date: photos

Summary: Apple has updated the plans for its new Apple Campus 2 'Spaceship' design, along with an estimated completion date of mid-2016.

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  • From the aerial proposed plans, you can see the greenery and the trees, alongside the main campus building. The campus will be lush with plans and grassy areas, filled with trees inside and outside the main donut structure, and include a range of paths around the central structure for employees to walk and cycle around.

  • The company's new auditorium for showing off new products and services. It will be an underground structure that is away from the main campus. It will include a backstage area and an exhibit area. The lobby area will be above ground and feature large pane glass windows. 

    Apple describes the new venue as a place to, "provide an on-site venue for the introduction of Apple’s new products that will generate surprise and delight, and enable the products to be introduced at Apple’s corporate home."

  • The roof of the building will be covered in solar panels in order to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Apple first notified the Cupertino City Council in June 2011 by then-Apple chief executive Steve Jobs, just months before his death. 


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  • 650,000 square feet

    of solar panels will produce about 18 MW of power under ideal conditions. I wonder if it will be enough to take them off the grid. With 13,000 people there, just turning on everyone's computers is going to suck down about ten percent of that.
    baggins_z
  • when...

    This fails, I'd like to see this stuff being put into real companies, not toy companies.
    kikax
    • If solar power fails why would you want to see it proliferate?

      And why would it fail? Not that it would, but that comment doesn't make sense.
      Tigertank
      • I think he was referring to Apple failing

        because in his world view, some jobs (like, I would guess building cars) are morally superior to other jobs (like designing CPUs or building yachts, I would guess), and therefore the morally inferior jobs should be eliminated and those people be shepherded into morally superior work.
        baggins_z
  • Looks Great in Sunshine

    Can't help thinking that when it rains, they'll need 14,200 umbrellas.
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