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 view, it is clear that most of the new campus will be powered by solar panels and renewable energy soruces. The main campus building -- the donut-like shape -- in the middle of the image -- will house around 14,200 Apple employees in one location. Other buildings include R&D labs, a corporate auditorium and parking buildings.

  • From a 45-degree angle looking south, the campus will be home to tens of thousands of new trees and green spaces, allowing employees to roam around the 170-acre site at will. However, it will be closed to the public and have a secured perimeter.

  • Some of the campus designs have not changed much. In this concept image, it shows long grass and employees sitting around in vast swathes of greenery. The main campus building will be four storys in size and feature curved glass specifically designed and crafted for the new building.

    According to the plans, there isn't a single straight piece of glass in the entire outer construction. The building is pegged for opening during the mid-2016 months.

Topic: Apple

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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.
  • when...

    This fails, I'd like to see this stuff being put into real companies, not toy companies.
    • 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.
      • 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.
  • Looks Great in Sunshine

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